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mercenary

  

      adj  
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)  
  mercenarily      adv  
  mercenariness      n  
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mercenary

  

      adj  
1    acquisitive, avaricious, bribable, covetous, grasping, greedy, money-grubbing     (informal)   sordid, venal  
2    bought, hired, paid, venal  
      n  
3    condottiere     (History)   free companion     (History)   freelance     (History)   hireling, soldier of fortune  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    altruistic, benevolent, generous, idealistic, liberal, munificent, philanthropic, unselfish  

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