Synonyms and Antonyms of opportunist
1 a person who dexterously and expediently changes or adopts opinions <ever the opportunist, she immediately set about becoming the incoming administrator's new best friend> Synonyms chameleon, chancer [British], acrobat, temporizer, timeserver, trimmer, weathercockRelated Words egoist, egotist, self-seeker; conniver, machinator, plotter, schemer
2 one who does things only for his own benefit and with little regard for right and wrong <an opportunist who makes friends and then drops them as soon as they aren't useful anymore> Synonyms bottom-feeder, chancer [British], self-seeker, temporizerRelated Words egocentric, egoist, egotist; conniver, machinator, plotter, schemer; barracuda, shark; hanger-on, leechNear Antonyms altruist
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