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opportunism

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪzəm/ US   /ˌɒpərˈtuːnɪzəm/ disapproving
behaviour in which someone uses every situation to try to get power or an advantage: He accused his opponent of political opportunism. The acquisition of the struggling publisher is a classic piece of opportunism by the newspaper's chief executive.
Translations of “opportunism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 機會主義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机会主义…
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