opportunistic

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɑpərˌtuːˈnɪstɪk/

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opportunistic (comparative more opportunistic, superlative most opportunistic)

  1. taking advantage of situations that arise
    • The danger now isn't so much from the AIDS virus itself as from opportunistic infections.
  2. said of people who will take advantage of situations to advance their own interests, without regard for principles
    • You can't trust somebody that opportunistic -- she'll stab you in the back the first chance she gets.

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