a person who places expediency above principle
opportunist, opportunistic, timeservingadjective
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
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.
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.
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.
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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- Opportunistin, OpportunistGerman
- vela güira, oportunistaSpanish
- اپورتونیست, فرصت طلبPersian
- opportunista, approfittatoreItalian
- opportunist, opportunisteDutch
- oportunistka, oportunistaPolish
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