Definition of 'opportunism'
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This potential bid is an example of cynical opportunism and should not be allowed to proceed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is an element of cynical opportunism to this. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His unscrupulous past and cynical opportunism were being largely forgotten or forgiven. DISRAELI: A Personal History (2004)What was disastrous for them was the whiff of opportunism and cynicism that hangs over them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is a most rank example of political opportunism. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is certainly a decent dose of political opportunism in these moves. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is not always popular and has to be defended against political opportunism and crude social engineering. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Of course, it is more likely to be bad timing than cynical opportunism. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There can be only one: political opportunism. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The essential problem in this area is the cowardice, hypocrisy and opportunism of our political leaders. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Now it has turned to Britain for a satire on the political opportunism and backroom manipulation that go with it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The refusal of the latter to give him their consistent support was due as much to his self-destructive hedonism as to his political opportunism. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)A premature grab for a safe Westminster seat would be seen as naked opportunism. The Sun (2012)A masterpiece of political opportunism. The Sun (2016)A lot of political opportunism. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The finger of blame and anger should be directed at our policy makers in recent years and their contemptible combination of wishful thinking, political opportunism and incompetence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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