opportunism

play
noun op·por·tun·ism \ˌä-pər-ˈtü-ˌni-zəm, -ˈtyü-\

Definition of opportunism

  1. :  the art, policy, or practice of taking advantage of opportunities or circumstances often with little regard for principles or consequences

1870

First Known Use of opportunism

1870



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up opportunism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being altered or controlled

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!