Pushy vs Opportunist - What's the difference?

pushy | opportunist |


As an adjective pushy

is aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.

As a noun opportunist is

opportunist.

pushy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.
  • Parents are ruining school sports days by being pushy and overbearing, a survey suggests. BBC

    opportunist

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who takes advantage of any opportunity to advance his own situation, placing expediency above principle.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=November 12 , author= , title=International friendly: England 1-0 Spain , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=James Milner's angled free-kick was headed on to the post by the tireless Bent and Lampard the opportunist was perfectly placed to stoop and head in from virtually on the goal-line.}}