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
The numerical value of opportunistic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of opportunistic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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It's a cynical, opportunistic kind of power play.
The deal was opportunistic and it helped us obtain an important result in a short period of time.
It's reasonable for long-term investors to be opportunistic, even in the energy and materials space.
I think we'll see some healthy consolidation take place, some may wither on the vine, but technology has improved to make it profitable to extract at a lower price point than last year. As a result, we'll probably see some opportunistic buying.
I think we’ll see some healthy consolidation take place, some may wither on the vine, but technology has improved to make it profitable to extract at a lower price point than last year. As a result, we’ll probably see some opportunistic buying.
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