Definition of "opportunist" []

  • One who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences. (noun)
  • A person who adapts his actions, responses, etc, to take advantage of opportunities, circumstances, etc (noun)

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  • Taking advantage of opportunities and circumstances in this way (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "opportunist" in a sentence
  • "Charlie Crist, battered by rivals as a political opportunist, is losing ground in his quest to build a bipartisan voter coalition and win a U.S."
  • "Has here ever been a more blatant opportunist is U.S. politics?"
  • "And, if that happens, can he be confident of carrying the army and his rag-tag opportunist supporters with him?"