Opportunistic meaning

ŏpər-to͝o-nĭstĭk, -tyo͝o-
Said of people who will take advantage of situations to advance their own interests, without regard for principles.

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The definition of opportunistic is an action or judgment that furthers a person's own interests.

An example of opportunistic is a woman telling a friend a false rumor about her boyfriend cheating on her, to try to end their relationship.

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Taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit.
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Of or characterized by opportunism.
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Designating or of an infection or disease caused by a microorganism (opportunistic microorganism) that is normally not virulent but that can cause a serious condition in those with a weakened immune system.
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Taking advantage of situations that arise.

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