Definition of opportunism in English:

opportunism

noun

  • The taking of opportunities as and when they arise, regardless of planning or principle.

    ‘he was accused of political opportunism’
    • ‘It hopes to cash in on a difficult situation - but its display of grisly opportunism appears only to have annoyed local residents.’
    • ‘Regardless of the opportunism, the Stones are still the greatest rock show on earth.’
    • ‘For them it was nothing more than pure political opportunism.’
    • ‘Jeremy tells an epic tale of money, greed, opportunism and blind chance.’
    • ‘It appears that switching parties is the worst form of opportunism.’
    expediency, exploitation, taking advantage, machiavellianism, manoeuvring, pragmatism, realism, unscrupulousness
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Pronunciation

opportunism

/ˌäpərˈt(y)o͞oˌnizəm//ˌɑpərˈt(j)uˌnɪzəm/