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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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He said the employees have no connection with the blackmailers as these opportunists are blemishing the institution and president for personal interests.
Atwoli said the three are opportunists who can't take any risks.
PESHAWAR -- A member of Awami National Party (ANP) Central and provincial council along with 45 nazims and councilors of village council from provincial assembly constituency PK-5 have announced to resign from the party and what they called that the party had become overwhelm by a opportunists group.
amp;nbsp;The opportunists were those who had not visited a closing store in more than six months prior to a closure announcement but who did stop by the stores to take advantage of closing sales.
Egyptian opportunists are a product of Mubarak who contrived to create a sick layer of society to help him better manipulate Egypt's large population.
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.
Two-thirds of opportunists are female, and 92% are of non-Hispanic origin.
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.
Compared to planners, described in greater detail on the pages that follow, opportunists prefer promotions and deals, a preference which is drawing business to the dollar and other value channels.
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.

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