[ US /ˌɑpɝˌtuˈnɪstɪk/ ]
[ UK /ɒpətjuːnˈɪstɪk/ ]
  1. taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
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How To Use opportunistic In A Sentence

  • That said, this bid is opportunistic. Times, Sunday Times
  • His willingness to shift his message allowed his rivals to ridicule him as an opportunistic flip-flopper. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unlike the stereotype of salmon returning unerringly to their natal streams, salmon are innately resilient and opportunistic.
  • All that was needed was a sustained opportunistic exploitation and minimal encouragement of what were still rather unimportant plant food sources.
  • And yet opportunistic investors may regard the valuation gulf between it and stodgier banks as excessively wide. Times, Sunday Times
  • The third strategy involves intermediate-sized males behaving opportunistically: they call from potential egg-laying sites but do not defend territories.
  • He looks opportunistic and indecisive. Times, Sunday Times
  • Results of numerical analysis indicate that the opportunistic network coding cooperation is with better performance than traditional user cooperation and noncooperation approach.
  • He looks opportunistic and indecisive. Times, Sunday Times
  • The majority of species are opportunistic, preying upon anything they can overpower that comes within striking distance.
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