What is another word for opportunist?

159 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɒpətjˈuːnɪst], [ ɒpətjˈuːnɪst], [ ɒ_p_ə_t_j_ˈuː_n_ɪ_s_t]

An opportunist is often considered to be a person who takes advantage of every possible opportunity for their own personal gain, regardless of the consequences. There are several synonyms that are often used to describe an opportunist, such as a chancer, a profiteer, a carpetbagger, or a wheeler-dealer. A chancer is someone who takes risks or makes opportunities for themselves without necessarily having the skills or experience to succeed. A profiteer is someone who seeks to make a profit at every available opportunity, without regard for ethics or morality. A carpetbagger is someone who moves into an area or situation solely to gain an advantage. A wheeler-dealer is a shrewd and able strategist and opportunist who maximizes opportunities to their benefit.

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What are the opposite words for opportunist?

Opposites for the word "opportunist" could include words such as principled, honest, ethical, and moral. A principled individual carries out actions based on a strict set of behavioral and ethical standards, whereas an opportunist may act in a way that is contradictory to their beliefs and values in order to serve their self-interest. Honesty is a characteristic of someone who truthfully expresses themselves and doesn't manipulate situations to their advantage. An ethical and moral individual conducts themselves in ways that upholds respect, responsibility, and kindness. Hence, the opposite of an opportunist could be someone who values integrity, righteousness, and personal accountability.

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Usage examples for Opportunist

He is a scientific man, and not an economic politician, and naturally assumes the position of science, which is cosmopolitan, and not that of politics, which is national and even opportunist.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
We won't admit he's just a latter-day tyrant, an opportunist seizing power because it's there crying to be seized.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth"
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Gaston de Stainville, an avowed opportunist, paid his court to the newly risen star and was received with smiles, but he could not shake himself from the matrimonial fetters which he himself had forged.
"Petticoat Rule"
Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy

Famous quotes with Opportunist

  • Leadership is all about accountability and responsibility, and it's surely not about the ladder climbing, power, politics and position. True Leader always takes the responsibility for the well being of her/his followers and the organization alike, at the same time.....and that's the big difference between an opportunist Boss and a committed Leader, in my view.
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
  • General Napoleon says that ‘Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.’ Well, I suggest doing the opposite: Interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Don’t be opportunist; don’t benefit from the weakness of your enemy! Be just even to your enemy! Try to find a way to defeat him without harming him; prove to be as intelligent as to find such a way! Only then, your victory will be meaningful and honourable!
    Mehmet Murat ildan
  • An opportunist is a person who takes advantage of opportunities as and when they arise or show up, regardless of planning and principle. Permit me to tell you this, whoever that longs to realize or achieve all his or her dreams, visions or aspirations in life should be and remain an opportunist to the core. ~Emeasoba George.
    EMEASOBA GEORGE
  • n opportunist is a person who takes advantage of opportunities as and when they arise or show up, regardless of planning and principle. Permit me to tell you this, whoever that longs to realize or achieve all his or her dreams, visions or aspirations in life should be and remain an opportunist to the core. ~Emeasoba George.
    EMEASOBA GEORGE
  • But here I stop—short of any deterministic speculation that attributes behaviors to the possession of specific altruist or opportunist genes. Our genetic makeup permits a wide range of behaviors—from Ebenezer Scrooge before to Ebenezer Scrooge after. I do not believe that the miser hoards through opportunist genes or that the philanthropist gives because nature endowed him with more than the normal complement of altruist genes. Upbringing, culture, class, status, and all the intangibles that we call “free will,” determine how we restrict our behaviors from the wide spectrum—extreme altruism to extreme selfishness—that our genes permit.
    Stephen Jay Gould

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