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mercenary

mer·ce·nar·y

mercenary

 
pronunciation:
muhr s neI ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: interested only in money and material gain.
He did not deny that he was mercenary and sought only to make money out of the war.
synonyms:
greedy
similar words:
acquisitive, avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, hack, selfish, sordid, venal
definition 2: doing military service for pay alone, esp. in a foreign army.
synonyms:
hireling
similar words:
bought, paid
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: mercenaries
definition 1: a soldier who fights for pay in a foreign army.
synonyms:
soldier of fortune
similar words:
Hessian, hireling, legionary
definition 2: one who will do nearly anything for money; hireling.
synonyms:
hireling
similar words:
hack, instrument, menial, prostitute, tool