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noun as in vacillator

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During the three-week trial, Maxwell’s attorneys painted the four accusers as money-hungry opportunists, saying they changed their Epstein abuse stories to include Maxwell only when there was a chance to cash in.

Political opportunists will use this case for race-baiting and fear-mongering to advance their own political agendas.

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I mean, some are opportunists and some of them are really creating the problem wholesale.

They’re opportunists who claim to have found straightforward solutions to incredibly complicated problems and then sell those solutions to vulnerable people.

For those who are simply opportunists or who actually believe the unfounded conspiracy theories, it’s a no-brainer.

Kardashian, ever the opportunist, no doubt surveyed the gluteus landscape and wanted in on the cultural “conversation.”

So is Sam Lutfi a legitimate manager or just a nasty opportunist?

Ever the shape-shifter and opportunist, he ended his career as a high official in the very empire he had once helped defeat.

Because, above all things he is the consummate ambitious opportunist.

Hamad is the consummate survivor-opportunist, having built an empire out of blowing sand and natural gas, Allah and ambition.

It has often and in many cases occurred to me to wonder at the mistakes men make;Was Aristaenus a traitor or a wise Opportunist?

Montezuma was therefore an opportunist, like Cortes, but there was a vast difference between them.

Although this presupposes a continuous struggle, it is not a revolutionary but an "opportunist" struggle.

He was a master of statecraft and an opportunist in politics.

The King was the opportunist, Olof the idealist, and Gert the "impossibilist."


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to opportunist, such as: carpetbagger, bounder, go-getter, ingrate, timeserver, and trimmer.

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