Associations to the word «Mercenary»
MERCENARY, adjective. Motivated by private gain.
MERCENARY, noun. A person employed to fight in an armed conflict who is not a member of the state or military group for which they are fighting and whose prime or sole motivation is private gain.
MERCENARY, noun. A person hired to fight for another country than their own.
MERCENARY, adjective. Marked by materialism.
MERCENARY, adjective. Serving for wages in a foreign army; "mercenary killers".
MERCENARY, adjective. Profit oriented; "a commercial book"; "preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan; "a mercenary enterprise"; "a moneymaking business".
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