Definition of opportunistic
: taking advantage of opportunities as they arise: such asa : exploiting opportunities with little regard to principle (see principle 1) or consequences a politician considered opportunistic an opportunistic investmentb : feeding on whatever food is available opportunistic feeders opportunistic bearsc : being or caused by a usually harmless microorganism that can become pathogenic when the host's resistance is impaired opportunistic infections opportunistic diseases
opportunisticallyplay \ˌä-pər-tü-ˈni-sti-k(ə-)lē, -tyü-\ adverb
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Every opponent can agree: Opportunistic is the best way to describe these Penguins.
Lining Already some of the more opportunistic money appears to have pulled back from the market, with the bid from relative value hedge funds from the U.S. said to have faded.
The lead would extend to 5-1 with Curry and Jacob Kelly scoring 1:07 apart early in the second quarter before the Eagles would prove opportunistic on two-man advantage situations to pull within two goals at the break.
The Jets´ typically opportunistic defense scored on interception returns of 60 yards by Aaron Glenn and 63 yards by Victor Green to spark a 24-0 rout.
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Medical Definition of opportunistic
1: of, relating to, or being a microorganism that is usually harmless but can become pathogenic when the host's resistance to disease is impaired
2: of, relating to, or being an infection or disease caused by an opportunistic organism Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and other opportunistic infections that kill AIDS patients—New York Times
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