What does opportunist mean?

Definitions for opportunist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opportunist, self-seeker(adj)

    a person who places expediency above principle

  2. opportunist, opportunistic, timeserving(adj)

    taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit


  1. opportunist(Noun)

    Someone who takes advantage of any opportunity to advance his own situation, placing expediency above principle.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Opportunist

    name given to a politician whose policy it is to take advantage of, or be guided by, circumstances.

Editors Contribution

  1. Opportunist

    Opportunist is a person who takes advantage of opportunities as and when they arise or show up, regardless of planning and principle.

    Emeasoba George


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opportunist in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opportunist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Di Guilio:

    It’s sickening. She’s an opportunist. How do you sleep when you do something like this?

  2. Ashraf Ghani:

    Opportunist terrorists went among the protestors and set off explosions that killed and wounded a number of our countrymen including security and defense personnel.

  3. National Review:

    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.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    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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