Is "Opportunistic" Acquiring a Neutral Meaning?

James Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Tue Jan 27 21:34:42 UTC 2004

Joyce, Thomas F. wrote:
> I had to explain to somebody that "opportunistic" connotes
> "unprincipled." He professed ignorance and said he was using the word to
> mean something like "seeking opportunities energetically," claiming that
> in certain commercial contexts he had encountered the word with that
> sense.  Am I out of touch with this change of meaning?

I've heard it used with the latter meaning, referring to football teams,
in the last couple of years.
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