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English adjective: mercenary

1. mercenary marked by materialism


Synonymsmaterialistic, worldly-minded


Similarsecular, temporal, worldly


Antonymsunworldly

2. mercenary serving for wages in a foreign army


SamplesMercenary killers.


Synonymsfree-lance, freelance


Similarpaid


Antonymsunpaid

3. mercenary profit oriented


SamplesA commercial book.
Preached a mercantile and militant patriotism.
A mercenary enterprise.
A moneymaking business.


Synonymsmercantile, moneymaking


Similarcommercial


Antonymsnoncommercial


English noun: mercenary

1. mercenary (person) a person hired to fight for another country than their own


Synonymssoldier of fortune


Broader (hypernym)adventurer, venturer


Narrower (hyponym)ninja









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