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English definition of “opportunist”


noun [C]    /ˌɑp·ərˈtu·nɪst/ disapproving
a person who takes advantage of every chance for success without thinking about the effects on other people : There will always be opportunists ready to play on the public’s fears and prejudices . opportunistic    /ˌɑp·ər·tuˈnɪs·tɪk/ adjective Our team was pretty opportunistic and took advantage of some mistakes .
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