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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.

opportunist

(ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪst)
n
a person who adapts his actions, responses, etc, to take advantage of opportunities, circumstances, etc
adj
taking advantage of opportunities and circumstances in this way
ˌopporˈtunism n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opportunist - a person who places expediency above principle
backscratcher - someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantage
bottom feeder - an opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others
carpetbagger - an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously; "after the Civil War the carpetbaggers from the north tried to take over the south"
wheeler dealer, hustler, operator - a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties
selfish person - a person who is unusually selfish
timeserver - one who conforms to current ways and opinions for personal advantage
Adj.1.opportunist - taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
expedient - serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"
Translations
إنْتِهازي
opportunist
opportunista
tækifærissinni
oportunista
fırsatçı

opportunist

[ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪst]
A. ADJoportunista
B. Noportunista mf

opportunist

[ˌɒpərˈtjuːnɪst] nopportuniste m/f

opportunist

nOpportunist(in) m(f)
adjopportunistisch; opportunist goalGelegenheitstor nt; opportunist thiefGelegenheitsdieb(in) m(f)

opportunist

[ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪst] n (frm, pej) → opportunista m/f

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.

opportunist

, opportunistic
n. oportunista.
References in periodicals archive ?
Sat-navs, a suitcase and a laptop are among the items victims have reported as being stolen by opportunist thieves.
The BJP took offense to the posters saying it was ridiculous as the people of Delhi knew who is truly an opportunist.
Police are warning people to keep a close eye on their belongings to make sure they don't fall victim to opportunist thieves.
BURGLARIES in Conwy and Denbighshire have led police to urge residents to secure their properties and deter opportunist thieves.
Addressing a news conference here a day after he was refused a ticket to contest this year's general elections by the P leadership, Binny also called former IBN7 managing editor Ashutosh an opportunist.
PC Shendy Blakemore, from the local neighbourhood police team, said motorists should remove all items for opportunist thieves.
Inspector Chris Owen said: "Officers will be on patrol in our busy shopping areas in order to deter criminals and opportunist thieves over the Christmas period.
Does Ray Mallon still believe my projection of 750 jobs lost by 2015/16 is still opportunist scaremongering?
Nearly 150 people in the region fell victim to opportunist burglars during May and the first week of June.
Now we are urging people to ensure they don't fall foul of opportunist thieves, looking to take advantage of the warm weather.
Recent crime statistics show that a quarter of all items stolen from cars is personal possessions, with sat navs being the most popular target for opportunist thieves.
He said that some of the opportunist shopkeepers have enhanced the prices of breads of different brands in the city merely on the hearsay and this is not acceptable to the members of Bread Association (Sindh Circle) at all.