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ˌɒp ərˈtu nɪz əm, -ˈtyu-op·por·tunism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opportunism, self-interest, self-seeking, expediencenoun

    taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

Wiktionary

  1. opportunismnoun

    The taking of opportunities; especially the practice of seeking immediate advantage from a situation without considering the long term

Wikipedia

  1. Opportunism

    Opportunism is the practice of taking advantage of circumstances – with little regard for principles or with what the consequences are for others. Opportunist actions are expedient actions guided primarily by self-interested motives. The term can be applied to individual humans and living organisms, groups, organizations, styles, behaviors, and trends. Opportunism or "opportunistic behaviour" is an important concept in such fields of study as biology, transaction cost economics, game theory, ethics, psychology, sociology and politics.

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  1. Opportunism

    Opportunism is the conscious policy and practice of taking selfish advantage of circumstances – with little regard for principles, or with what the consequences are for others. Opportunist actions are expedient actions guided primarily by self-interested motives. The term can be applied to individual humans and living organisms, groups, organizations, styles, behaviours, and trends. Opportunism or "opportunistic behavior" is an important concept in such fields of study as biology, transaction cost economics, game theory, ethics, psychology, sociology and politics.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opportunism in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opportunism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of opportunism in a Sentence

  1. Donald Lowry:

    The ASC decision applies the reins to Suncor, who tried to stampede our shareholders, this decision exposes Suncor's opportunism and levels the playing field.

  2. Graciela Romer:

    It seems more like electoral opportunism.

  3. Jeffrey Chester:

    There's a level of altruism here, but there's also a tremendous amount of opportunism to place themselves in a very favorable light.

  4. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    Well, it’s good to know what kind of person she is early. Also good to know that Mace is cut from the same Trump cloth of dishonesty and opportunism.

  5. Jonathan Pryke:

    China's engagement in the Pacific IslandsBoth today has been one driven by opportunism, they're trying to gain as much influence as they can.

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    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    • A. greedy
    • B. nasty
    • C. blistering
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