Definitions for opportunist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opportunist, self-seeker(adj)

    a person who places expediency above principle

  2. opportunist, opportunistic, timeserving(adj)

    taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit

Wiktionary

  1. opportunist(Noun)

    Someone who takes advantage of any opportunity to advance his own situation, placing expediency above principle.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Opportunist

    name given to a politician whose policy it is to take advantage of, or be guided by, circumstances.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Di Guilio:

    It’s sickening. She’s an opportunist. How do you sleep when you do something like this?

  2. National Review:

    Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP (Republican Party) in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you speak with an Opportunist about the glass being half-empty or half-full, she/he will immediately drink it before you finish your first sentence.....and there will be no issue of the glass being half-full or half-empty.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Leadership is all about accountability and responsibility, and it's surely not about the ladder climbing, power, politics and position. True Leader always takes the responsibility for the well being of her/his followers and the organization alike, at the same time.....and that's the big difference between an opportunist Boss and a committed Leader, in my view.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    General Napoleon says that ‘Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.’ Well, I suggest doing the opposite: Interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Don’t be opportunist; don’t benefit from the weakness of your enemy! Be just even to your enemy! Try to find a way to defeat him without harming him; prove to be as intelligent as to find such a way! Only then, your victory will be meaningful and honourable!

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