Definition of opportunism in English:


Syllabification: op·por·tun·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌäpərˈt(y)o͞onizəm


  • The taking of opportunities as and when they arise, regardless of planning or principle: he was accused of political opportunism
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    • Regardless of the opportunism, the Stones are still the greatest rock show on earth.
    • Jeremy tells an epic tale of money, greed, opportunism and blind chance.
    • It hopes to cash in on a difficult situation - but its display of grisly opportunism appears only to have annoyed local residents.
    expediency, pragmatism, exploitation, Machiavellianism, maneuvering; pushing (all) the right buttons, striking while the iron is hot, making hay while the sun shines

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