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op·por·tun·ist

 (ŏp′ər-to͞o′nĭst, -tyo͞o′-)
n.
One who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences.

op′por·tun′ism n.

op•por•tun•ism

(ˌɒp ərˈtu nɪz əm, -ˈtyu-)

n.
the policy or practice, as in politics or business, of adapting actions, decisions, etc., to expediency or effectiveness without regard to principles or consequences.
[1865–70; < Italian opportunismo]
op`por•tun′ist, n.

opportunism

the conscious policy and practice of taking selfish advantage of circumstances, with little regard for principles. — opportunist, n.opportunistic, adj.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opportunism - taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
selfishness - stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others

opportunism

noun expediency, convenience, exploitation, realism, manipulation, pragmatism, capitalization, realpolitik, utilitarianism, making hay while the sun shines (informal), striking while the iron is hot (informal), unscrupulousness, Machiavellianism The opposition's concern for the environment was mere political opportunism.
Quotations
"There is a tide in the affairs of men,"
"Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" [William Shakespeare Julius Caesar]
Translations
إنْتِهازِيَّه
opportunisme
oportunizam
megalkuvás
hentistefna
oportunizmus
fırsatçılık

opportunism

[ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪzəm] Noportunismo m

opportunism

[ˌɒpərˈtjuːnɪzəm] nopportunisme m

opportunism

opportunism

[ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪzm] n (frm, pej) → opportunismo

opponent

(əˈpəunənt) noun
a person who opposes. an opponent of the government; He beat his opponent by four points.
opporˈtune adjective
coming at the right time. an opportune remark.
opporˈtunely adverb
opporˈtuneness noun
opportunism noun
opporˈtunist noun
a person who takes advantage of any circumstance which will help him personally. a political opportunist.