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English adjective: mercenary

1. mercenary marked by materialism

Synonymsmaterialistic, worldly-minded

Similarsecular, temporal, worldly


2. mercenary serving for wages in a foreign army

SamplesMercenary killers.

Synonymsfree-lance, freelance



3. mercenary profit oriented

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

Synonymsmercantile, moneymaking



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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