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Princeton's WordNet

  1. opportunist, self-seekeradjective

    a person who places expediency above principle

  2. opportunist, opportunistic, timeservingadjective

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


  1. opportunistnoun

    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

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 28, 2018  

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  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

Examples of opportunist in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The standard of a person gets only lower on having opportunist followers, so it is always better to have never such dubious supporters and they go away.

  2. Di Guilio:

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

  3. Matt Fleming:

    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.

  4. Mohamed Abdel Salam:

    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.

  5. John Miller:

    The looting was not a feature we anticipated, nor is it one we've seen before associated with these kinds of movements, nor do we actually believe that it's associated with this movement, we believe it was an opportunist action by regular criminal groups who decided to exploit this. And we hear that increasingly from the groups that are marching that they have nothing to do with that and are trying to disassociate themselves.

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