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Definition of opportunist adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

opportunist

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adjective
BrE BrE//ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɑːpərˈtuːnɪst//
 
(also opportunistic) [usually before noun] (often disapproving) Selfish
 
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making use of an opportunity, especially to get an advantage for yourself; not done in a planned way an opportunist crime Smith marked his debut match with an opportunist goal. See related entries: Selfish Word Origin late 19th cent.: from opportune + -ist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: opportunist

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