Definitions for opportunisticˌɒp ər tuˈnɪs tɪk, -tyu-
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opportunist, opportunistic, timeserving(adj)
taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
(Med.) Causing disease only when the immune system of the host has been weakened, or other damage to the host provides special opportunity for invasion; -- of microorganisms or infectious diseases; as, opportunistic pathogens may infect a burn site; AIDS predisposes a patient to opportunistic infection.
taking advantage of situations that arise
said of people who will take advantage of situations to advance their own interests, without regard for principles
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