Definition of Opportunism

1. Noun. Taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others.

Exact synonyms: Expedience, Self-interest, Self-seeking
Generic synonyms: Selfishness
Derivative terms: Expedient, Opportunist, Opportunistic



Definition of Opportunism

1. n. The art or practice of taking advantage of opportunities or circumstances, or of seeking immediate advantage with little regard for ultimate consequences.

Definition of Opportunism

1. Noun. The taking of opportunities; especially the practice of seeking immediate advantage from a situation without considering the long term ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Opportunism

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Literary usage of Opportunism

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1. Economic Development of Modern Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (1917)
"Jaures and the Plea for opportunism. Throughout the period 1900—05 there continued to be no union, even in form, of the socialist forces. ..."

2. The Present Conflict of Ideals: A Study of the Philosophical Background of by Ralph Barton Perry (1918)
"Political opportunism. It is sometimes argued that present German ideals are the result of historical exigencies; that their real source is Bismarck, ..."

3. Socialism and the American Spirit by Nicholas Paine Gilman (1893)
"AMERICAN opportunism. Scientific Socialism has no more hold upon the America of to-day than thoroughgoing Individualism. On the other hand, the American ..."

4. Democracy and the Eastern Question: The Problem of the Far East as by Thomas Franklin Millard (1919)
"... A devious course—A policy of opportunism—How it was circumscribed—Japan's rating of other nations—"Powers" and lesser nations —America not a "power"—Why ..."

5. The Distribution of Ownership by Joseph Harding Underwood (1907)
"Hence the certainty of economic transformation by the evolution of property need not preclude expectant opportunism. Universal acquiescence would delay ..."

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