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opportunist

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noun op·por·tun·ist \-ˈtü-nist, -ˈtyü-\

Simple Definition of opportunist

  • : someone who tries to get an advantage or something valuable from a situation without thinking about what is fair or right

Full Definition of opportunist

  1. :  one that is opportunistic or that practices opportunism

opportunist adjective

Examples of opportunist

  1. a political opportunist who changed his health-care plan to win the election

  2. <ever the opportunist, she immediately set about becoming the incoming administrator's new best friend>



1879

First Known Use of opportunist

1879


Medical Dictionary

opportunist

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noun op·por·tun·ist \ˌäp-ər-ˈt(y)ü-nəst\

Medical Definition of opportunist

  1. :  an opportunistic microorganism





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