hireling definition

  • noun:
    • person who works entirely for payment, particularly an individual prepared to do for a fee tasks considered menial or unpleasant.
    • an employee who's hired, often to execute unpleasant jobs with little autonomy
    • an individual who does a job strictly for the money, in the place of out-of fascination with the job it self
    • one that is employed, or whom acts for wages; esp., one whoever motive and desire for offering another are completely gainful; a mercenary.
    • a person who is employed or serves for wages: now used only in reprobation or contempt, such as def. 2.
    • A mercenary; one who acts only with a view to reward or material benefit.
    • a person who works only for money
  • adjective:
    • Serving for hire or earnings; venal; mercenary.
  • others:
    • Serving for wages; used by cash or any other settlement; venal; mercenary.
    • Synonyms Mercenary, etc. See venal.

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