Synonyms of mercenary


1. mercenary, soldier of fortune, adventurer, venturer

usage: a person hired to fight for another country than their own


1. materialistic, mercenary, worldly-minded, worldly (vs. unworldly), secular, temporal

usage: marked by materialism

2. mercenary(prenominal), free-lance(prenominal), freelance(prenominal), paid (vs. unpaid)

usage: serving for wages in a foreign army; "mercenary killers"

3. mercantile, mercenary, moneymaking(prenominal), commercial (vs. noncommercial)

usage: profit oriented; "a commercial book"; "preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan; "a mercenary enterprise"; "a moneymaking business"

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Definition and meaning of mercenary (Dictionary)