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Definition 1: a person who places expediency above principle - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for opportunist in the sense of this definition

(opportunist is a kind of ...) a person who is unusually selfish

(... is a kind of opportunist ) someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantage

(... is a kind of opportunist ) an opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others

(... is a kind of opportunist ) an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously

"after the Civil War the carpetbaggers from the north tried to take over the south"

(... is a kind of opportunist ) a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties

(... is a kind of opportunist ) one who conforms to current ways and opinions for personal advantage

Definition 2: taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for opportunist in the sense of this definition

(opportunist is similar to ...) serving to promote your interest

"was merciful only when mercy was expedient"

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