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English → English (WordNet) Definition: timeserving timeserving adj : taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit [syn: opportunist, opportunistic]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Timeserving Timeserving \Time"serv`ing\, a. Obsequiously complying with the spirit of the times, or the humors of those in power. [1913 Webster] Timeserving \Time"serv`ing\, n. An obsequious compliance with the spirit of the times, or the humors of those in power, which implies a surrender of one's independence, and sometimes of one's integrity. [1913 Webster] Syn: Temporizing. Usage: Timeserving, Temporizing. Both these words are applied to the conduct of one who adapts himself servilely to times and seasons. A timeserver is rather active, and a temporizer, passive. One whose policy is timeserving comes forward to act upon principles or opinions which may promote his advancement; one who is temporizing yields to the current of public sentiment or prejudice, and shrinks from a course of action which might injure him with others. The former is dishonest; the latter is weak; and both are contemptible. [1913 Webster] Trimming and timeserving, which are but two words for the same thing, . . . produce confusion. --South. [1913 Webster] [I] pronounce thee . . . a hovering temporizer, that Canst with thine eyes at once see good and evil, Inclining to them both. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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