Definition of "opportunism" []

  • A person who adapts his actions, responses, etc, to take advantage of opportunities, circumstances, etc (noun)
  • Taking advantage of opportunities and circumstances in this way (adjective)
  • The taking of opportunities; especially the practice of seeking immediate advantage from a situation without considering the long term (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "opportunism" in a sentence
  • "The term opportunism doesn't begin to do justice to the parade of motor mouths who often argue two sides of any and all issues."
  • "As for what you describe as my opportunism, my hypocrisy, my front-runningness, my herd mentality in aligning with Earth Hour, that's a fiction you're choosing to impose on me."
  • "For their part, some European policymakers are irked by what they call the opportunism of China's apparent wish to trade some of its vast foreign wealth for increased influence."