opportunist definition

  • noun:
    • a person who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve a conclusion, usually with no respect for concepts or effects.
    • Someone who takes advantage of any possibility to advance his very own circumstance, putting expediency above concept.
    • person who advocates or practices opportunism.
    • [capitalized] In French politics, a member of the part of the Republican celebration which thinks in regulating governmental action relative to situations, and not by dogmatic axioms.
    • generally speaking, one who takes benefit of opportunities because they occur; one that waits for an opportune time before attempting to carry into training or to urge upon other people the maxims or philosophy that he keeps; person who makes the most useful of circumstances while they occur; thus, one who is without satisfied principles or constant plan: against extremist.
    • somebody who puts expediency above principle
  • others:
    • Of, pertaining to, or feature of governmental party known as the Opportunists; therefore [lowercase], of or regarding opportunism, or the observance of a waiting plan; making the best of conditions while waiting around for a suitable time when it comes to proper performing of your respective views.
  • adjective:
    • using immediate advantage, usually unethically, of any circumstance of possible advantage

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