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  • n. A variant of time-serving.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Obsequiously complying with the spirit of the times, or the humors of those in power.
  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by an obsequious or too ready compliance with the times, and especially with the will or humors of those in authority; obsequious; truckling.
  • n. An acting conformably to times and seasons; now, usually, an obsequious compliance with the humors of men in power, which implies a surrender of one's independence, and sometimes of one's integrity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit

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