1 influenced by greed or desire for gain
2 of or relating to a mercenary or mercenaries
n pl , -naries
3 a man hired to fight for a foreign army, etc.
4 Rare any person who works solely for pay
(C16: from Latin mercenarius, from merces wages)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 acquisitive, avaricious, bribable, covetous, grasping, greedy, money-grubbing (informal) sordid, venal
2 bought, hired, paid, venal
3 condottiere (History) free companion (History) freelance (History) hireling, soldier of fortune
1 altruistic, benevolent, generous, idealistic, liberal, munificent, philanthropic, unselfish
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