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opportunistnoun [C]

uk   /ˌɒp.əˈtʃuː.nɪst/ us   /ˌɑː.pɚˈtuː.nɪst/ usually disapproving

opportunistadjective [usually before noun]

uk   /ˌɒp.əˈtʃuː.nɪst/ us   /ˌɑː.pɚˈtuː.nɪst/ usually disapproving
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opportunistnoun [C]

us   /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
adjective us   /ˌɑp·ər·tuˈnɪs·tɪk/
Our team was pretty opportunistic and took advantage of some mistakes.
(Definition of opportunist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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opportunistnoun [C]

uk   /ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪst/ us   /ˌɒpərˈtuːnɪst/ disapproving
someone who tries to get power or an advantage in every situation: He was portrayed as a ruthless opportunist.

opportunistadjective

uk   /ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪst/ us   /ˌɒpərˈtuːnɪst/ also opportunistic disapproving
using a situation to get power or an advantage: The airline is concerned about the possibility of opportunistic strikes by staff.
(Definition of opportunist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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