opportunism


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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.
References in classic literature ?
In Defoe's last years he suffered a great reverse of fortune, paying the full penalty for his opportunism and lack of ideals.
(78.) See, e.g., WILLIAMSON, ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS, supra note 3, at 52-56 (explaining that relationship-specific investments are necessary for risk of opportunism to be present); Timothy J.
The Tory deputy leader of Wrexham Council has hit back at her remarks, accusing her of "political opportunism" and not offering any solutions.
Retired doctor Gabor Mate said the UK Government's refusal to green-light the plans was "pure political opportunism".
The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, has called on world leaders to end 'political opportunism' and void cultivating a culture that tolerates hate speech and violent extremism.
While most people tend to exhibit some concern for others, some others may demonstrate 'moral opportunism', where they want to look moral but want to maximize their own benefit,' said lead author Jeroen van Baar, a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University, US.
"People can see through their opportunism and will never accept such an incoherent coalition," he said.
In a press conference after launching Malay Mail's '100 Days, 100 Pictures' pictorial book here, the Iskandar Puteri MP also said their move must be seen as an admission of past mistakes or it could be perceived as 'an act of opportunism'
Tom Villarin on Friday slammed as 'cold-hearted opportunism' the plan of the economic managers of President Rodrigo Duterte to proceed with the second tranche of oil excise tax hike set on January 2019 'just when consumers are able to breathe again because of decreasing oil prices.'
That has angered MUST, who have called it 'naked commercial opportunism'.
The comments about supporters of the ruling Jubilee Party and the opposition coalition Nasa being left high and dry, and accusations of world-class opportunism on Railas part, could fill a lake.
It might meet the political goals of the parties in the coalition, but this move is emblematic of the worst sort of opportunism .