Meaning of opportunism

op•por•tun•ism

Pronunciation: (op"ur-t'niz-um, -ty'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the policy or practice, as in politics, business, or one's personal affairs, of adapting actions, decisions, etc., to expediency or effectiveness regardless of the sacrifice of ethical principles.
  2. action or judgment in accordance with this policy.
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