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.
The numerical value of opportunist in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of opportunist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It’s sickening. She’s an opportunist. How do you sleep when you do something like this?
Opportunist terrorists went among the protestors and set off explosions that killed and wounded a number of our countrymen including security and defense personnel.
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.
When you speak with an Opportunist about the glass being half-empty or half-full, she/he will immediately drink it before you finish your first sentence.....and there will be no issue of the glass being half-full or half-empty.
An opportunist is a person who takes advantage of opportunities as and when they arise or show up, regardless of planning and principle. Permit me to tell you this, whoever that longs to realize or achieve all his or her dreams, visions or aspirations in life should be and remain an opportunist to the core. ~Emeasoba George
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- Opportunistin, OpportunistGerman
- vela güira, oportunistaSpanish
- اپورتونیست, فرصت طلبPersian
- opportunista, approfittatoreItalian
- opportunist, opportunisteDutch
- oportunistka, oportunistaPolish
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