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op·por·tun·is·tic

ˌäpərt(y)o͞oˈnistik/

adjective

  1. exploiting chances offered by immediate circumstances without reference to a general plan or moral principle.

    “the change was cynical and opportunistic”

    • ECOLOGY

      (of a plant or animal) able to spread quickly in a previously unexploited habitat.

    • MEDICINE

      (of a microorganism or an infection caused by it) rarely affecting patients except in unusual circumstances, typically when the immune system is depressed.

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