opportunist

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

op·por·tun·ist

noun \-ˈtü-nist, -ˈtyü-\

: 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

:  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>

First Known Use of OPPORTUNIST

1879

Related to OPPORTUNIST

op·por·tun·ist

noun \ˌäp-ər-ˈt(y)ü-nəst\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPPORTUNIST

: an opportunistic microorganism

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