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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.
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Most thieves are opportunists and always ready to take advantage" Throughout March, officers and PCSOs have been at roadshows across Merseyside with the force Crime Prevention Car, offering crime prevention and security advice.
Resist opportunists VOTERS in Wales, like the rest of the UK, have allowed their grievances (real and imaginary) over the EU and immigration to lead them to abandon the established political parties in favour of UKIP.
Binny on Thursday had described Delhi Chief Minister and P leader Arvind Kejriwal as an autocrat, and all those luminaries from various sections of society joining the party as opportunists.
She said: "People seem pretty switched on to not leaving obvious valuables like phones, lap-tops or wallets on display in vehicles but motorists can further protect themselves against opportunists by removing spare change, clothing or bags.
The majority of these thieves are opportunists who take the opportunity to steal when they see a bike left unattended and not secured to anything.
Chief Insp Darren Walsh said: "On hot evenings there is a temptation to leave windows open to try and cool the house but opportunists may take advantage and would only need seconds to nip in and out.
Inspector Julie Sheard said: "It is really important vehicle owners remove any personal property from their cars to deter opportunists and avoid becoming a victim of crime.
QUETTA, August 22, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Youth Wing, Balochistan have said that there are few opportunists, who are trying to propagate against the senior vice president of PML-N Youth Wing, Jehangir Kharoti.
QUETTA, August 22, 2011 (Frontier Star): The leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Youth Wing, Balochistan have said that there are few opportunists, who are trying to propagate against the senior vice president of PML-N Youth Wing, Jehangir Kharoti.
Baghdad / NINA / Member of the National Coalition ,head of Iraqi Olemaa group in the south part of Iraq Khalid Mullah warned from sectarian division of Iraq adopted by some who he called opportunists and who do not care about the Iraqi people interest , but seek of their own benefits, he says.
LIKE many people I have thought for many months that the Conservatives are just opportunists with no real polices.
We are combating the issue with increased patrols and focusing on hot spots but ultimately people must help themselves where possible and ensure valuable items are not easy pickings for opportunists.

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