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opportunism

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op=por=tun=ism

CIDE DICTIONARY

opportunismn. [Cf. F. opportunisme.].
     The art or practice of taking advantage of opportunities or circumstances, or of seeking immediate advantage with little regard for ultimate consequences.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

opportunism, n.
1 the adaptation of policy or judgement to circumstances or opportunity, esp. regardless of principle.
2 the seizing of opportunities when they occur.

Derivative
opportunist n. opportunistic adj. opportunistically adv.
Etymology
OPPORTUNE after It. opportunismo and F opportunisme in political senses

ROGET THESAURUS

opportunism

Expedience

N expedience, expediency, desirableness, desirability, fitness, utility, propriety, opportunism, advantage, high time, expedient, desirable, advisable, acceptable, convenient, worth while, meet, fit, fitting, due, proper, eligible, seemly, becoming, befitting, opportune, in loco, suitable, applicable, in the right place, conveniently, operae pretium est.


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