Definition of Opportunistic

1. Adjective. Taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit.

Exact synonyms: Opportunist, Timeserving
Similar to: Expedient
Derivative terms: Opportunist, Opportunism



Definition of Opportunistic

1. Adjective. taking advantage of situations that arise ¹

2. Adjective. said of people who will take advantage of situations to advance their own interests, without regard for principles ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Opportunistic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Opportunistic

1. 1. Denoting a microorganism that does not ordinarily cause disease but that, under certain circumstances (for example impaired immune responses resulting from other disease or drug treatment), becomes pathogenic. 2. Denoting a disease or infection caused by such an organism. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opportunistic

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Literary usage of Opportunistic

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1. The Psychology of Arithmetic by Edward Lee Thorndike (1922)
"SYSTEMATIC AND opportunistic STIMULI TO ANALYSIS The arrangement of a pupil's ... We may call these two extremes the 'systematic' and 'opportunistic,' since ..."

2. Household Livelihoods in Semi-arid Regions: Options and Constraintsby Bruce Morgan Campbell by Bruce Morgan Campbell (2002)
"Farmers are highly adaptable, opportunistic and infinitely resourceful, ... opportunistic farming or desperation? 'I have a lot of difficulty with what they ..."

3. Audit of HIV/AIDS Policiesby Nompumelelo Zungu-Dirwayi, R Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health, W.K. Kellogg Foundation by Nompumelelo Zungu-Dirwayi, R Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health, W.K. Kellogg Foundation (2004)
"National Training manuals on prevention of opportunistic diseases and HIV related diseases in adults. / Indicates existence of a document Botswana (B), ..."

4. Americanization Studies by Allen Tibbals Burns (1922)
"... but she has answered hundreds of letters from Syrian women and girls about family and love affairs.1 opportunistic POLICY As soon as the editor or ..."

5. Birds of North America by Jim Roetzel (2007)
"An opportunistic feeder, grack- ing together in a single tree, les will damage seedling crops or brazenly snatch crumbs at outdoor cafes, leaving quite a ..."

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