Definition of "opportunists" []

  • 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)
  • Plural form of opportunist. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "opportunists" in a sentence
  • "As in the United States, the medical establishment in Guadalajara and its opportunists from the metropolitan zone who come to Lake Chapala to prey on the frail Lakeside old folks are out to make a peso but that´s human nature is it not?"
  • "At that time those states still lived under the threat of military intervention by the Union Army, and with Confederate combatants not yet allowed to vote, their politics were dominated by anti-racist Republicans and by the hated “carpetbagger” opportunists from the North."
  • "Second, he blames a group he calls the opportunists, which he describes as containing many of the people working in the Coalition Provisional Authority who were there not to see Iraq restored, but simply "to get a good line on their resumes and to get a job in the new administration.""
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