Etymology
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opportunism (n.)

"policy of adopting actions to circumstances while holding goals unchanged," 1870, originally a word in continental politics; see opportune + -ism. Compare opportunist. Later, in the jargon of socialism and communism, "policy of concession to bourgeois society in the course of developing socialism."

updated on September 04, 2019

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Definitions of opportunism from WordNet

opportunism (n.)
taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.