mercenary definition

  • adjective:
    • Motivated entirely by a desire for monetary or material gain.
    • Hired for service in a foreign army.
    • Motivated by personal gain.
    • Acting for incentive; serving for pay; compensated; hired; hireling; venal.
    • Moved primarily by factors of pay or revenue; money grubbing of gain; sordid; selfish.
    • serving for earnings in a foreign military
    • profit oriented
    • marked by materialism
  • noun:
    • person who acts or works simply for monetary gain; a hireling.
    • a specialist soldier hired for service in a foreign army.
    • an individual employed to fight in an armed dispute who is not a member of the condition or armed forces group for which they have been fighting and whoever prime or sole motivation is private gain.
    • person who is employed; a hireling; specifically, a soldier hired into international service.
    • someone who works for pay: especially, one who doesn't have higher motive to work than passion for gain.
    • particularly, a soldier in foreign solution; a professional soldier.
    • one hired to fight for another nation than their own
  • others:
    • Working or acting for reward; employed; offering limited to gain; attempting to sell an individual's solutions towards greatest bidder.
    • ergo Venal; sordid; actuated just by hope of incentive; prepared to accept dishonorable gain: as, a mercenary prince or judge; a mercenary personality.
    • Pertaining or because hope of gain or incentive; done, given, etc., in substitution for hire; caused by sordid motives: because, mercenary solutions; a mercenary work.
    • Synonyms Hireling, etc. See venal.

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