opportunism









opportunism


noun

  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.

n.“policy of adopting actions to circumstances while holding goals unchanged,” 1870, from opportune + -ism. Cf. opportunist.

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