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op·por·tun·is·tic

 (ŏp′ər-to͞o-nĭs′tĭk, -tyo͞o-)
adj.
Taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit.

opportunistic

(ˌɒpətjʊˈnɪstɪk)
adj
1. of or characterized by opportunism
2. (Medicine) med (of an infection) caused by any microorganism that is harmless to a healthy person but debilitates a person whose immune system has been weakened by disease or drug treatment
ˌopportuˈnistically adv

op•por•tun•is•tic

(ˌɒp ər tuˈnɪs tɪk, -tyu-)

adj.
1. adhering to a policy of opportunism; practicing opportunism.
2.
a. (of a microorganism) causing disease only under certain conditions, as when a person's immune system is impaired.
b. (of a disease or infection) caused by such an organism, as pneumocystis pneumonia in a person with AIDS.
[1890–95]
op`por•tun•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.opportunistic - 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

opportunistic

[ˌɒpətjʊˈnɪstɪk] ADJoportunista

opportunistic

[ˌɒpərtjuːˈnɪstɪk] adjopportuniste

opportunistic

[ˌɒpətjʊˈnɪstɪk] adj (frm) → opportunistico/a

opportunist

, opportunistic
n. oportunista.

opportunistic

adj oportunista
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