Definitions for opportunisticˌɒp ər tuˈnɪs tɪk, -tyu-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word opportunistic

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•por•tun•is•ticˌɒp ər tuˈnɪs tɪk, -tyu-(adj.)

  1. adhering to a policy of opportunism; practicing opportunism.

  2. (of a microorganism) causing disease only under certain conditions, as when a person's immune system is impaired. (of a disease or infection) caused by such an organism, as pneumocystis pneumonia in a person with AIDS.

    Category: Pathology, Immunology

Origin of opportunistic:



Princeton's WordNet

  1. opportunist, opportunistic, timeserving(adj)

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


  1. opportunistic(Adjective)

    taking advantage of situations that arise

  2. opportunistic(Adjective)

    said of people who will take advantage of situations to advance their own interests, without regard for principles


Find a translation for the opportunistic definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these opportunistic definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"opportunistic." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for opportunistic?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for opportunistic: