opportunism opportunism  /ˌɑ pər ˈtu ˌnɪ zəm/


  • (n) taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

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  1. But let's not overthink: it mostly highlights the desperate opportunism of a 79-year-old five-term Senator staring into the abyss of involuntary retirement.
  2. But for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the commitment stems from more than political opportunism.
  3. But Barak's opportunism may have set the historic Labor Party on a slide into irrelevance.


  • ‘How to Make Money Selling Drugs’: an insightful deal

    A movie review on “How to Make Money Selling Drugs,” a sardonic yet informative documentary that presents America’s war on drugs not only as a no-win scenario but as a boondoggle kept alive by corruption, profit and political opportunism.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

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