Definition of opportunism
: the art, policy, or practice of taking advantage of opportunities or circumstances often with little regard for principles or consequences
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The embrace of hazy IPA may smack of opportunism, but Dubovick doesn't care.
Cohn, with his bravado, reckless opportunism, legal pyrotechnics, and serial fabrication, became a fitting mentor for the young real-estate scion.
For an industry born from desperation and bargain-hunting, these up-sells feel a lot more like opportunism than patient-centric care.
Has Qatar’s opportunism – trying to play so many sides – come back to haunt it?
Cooked-up narratives about foreign infiltration are normally the province of the right, but the center-left has cooked up one of its own—or at least, overhyped what little remains known—for reasons of political opportunism.
But Nashville’s quickness and opportunism flared up again when Sissons captured a puck, gave it up, watched Calle Jarnkrok get to it an instant before Corey Perry could, and went to the left side of the net.
But the reaction of Philippe's party shows how difficult that's going to be in practice: Parties are built on loyalty, not opportunism.
Central to her theme was the role played by Lincoln himself, who single-mindedly pursued his vision with skillful opportunism.
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