a person who places expediency above principle
opportunist, opportunistic, timeserving(adj)
taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
Someone who takes advantage of any opportunity to advance his own situation, placing expediency above principle.
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name given to a politician whose policy it is to take advantage of, or be guided by, circumstances.
Opportunist is a person who takes advantage of opportunities as and when they arise or show up, regardless of planning and principle.
Emeasoba GeorgeSubmitted by emeasoba_g on February 28, 2018
The numerical value of Opportunist in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Opportunist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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It’s sickening. She’s an opportunist. How do you sleep when you do something like this?
He is not a Republican, he is not a Democrat, he is an opportunist, we completely condemn what he says and what he stands for.
Opportunist terrorists went among the protestors and set off explosions that killed and wounded a number of our countrymen including security and defense personnel.
Many problems were solved. Saleh was an opportunist, he would take whatever was there, what he got was a natural result. We think any future of Yemen would be more stable without Saleh.
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.
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- Opportunistin, OpportunistGerman
- vela güira, oportunistaSpanish
- اپورتونیست, فرصت طلبPersian
- opportunista, approfittatoreItalian
- opportunist, opportunisteDutch
- oportunistka, oportunistaPolish
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