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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 ?
IANS New Delhi Calling the opposition alliance "opportunist", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the parties coming together ahead of the Lok Sabha polls of practicing negative politics for their own existence and said the BJP was not in politics for "divide and rule" or building vote banks.
We don't have visionaries in our congress, only opportunists. Opportunist is defined as: 'One who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences'.
OPPORTUNIST thieves have been going into hospitals and pubs and raiding empty staff rooms.
Opportunist crooks targeted motors parked at the Lagoon Centre and Blacklandmill Bowling club over the last week.
Opportunist shoppers at Macy's were made up of 8 percent more millennials than the typical shopper group.
The opportunist people always are on the side of the murderer, oppressor and show empathy with the murdered and oppressed, she said.
POLICE have issued a warning to Gateshead homeowners after a spate of opportunist burglaries in Low Fell.
POLICE have issued a warning to homeowners after a spate of opportunist burglaries.
Sat-navs, a suitcase and a laptop are among the items victims have reported as being stolen by opportunist thieves.
THE Aam Aadmi Party posters now have Kiran Bedi's face making an appeal to the people that the choice is between an " honest" Arvind Kejriwal and an " opportunist" former anti- corruption crusader.
BURGLARIES in Conwy and Denbighshire have led police to urge residents to secure their properties and deter opportunist thieves.
Putin also admitted that he understood well popular demands for "cardinal changes in government" by Ukrainiansdemands, he asserted, that simply stemmed from their "having become habituated to switching one thief and opportunist for another thief and opportunist." He spat out the word "opportunist" in disgust.