Noun(1) a person hired to fight for another country than their own
Adjective(1) marked by materialism(2) serving for wages in a foreign army(3) profit oriented
(1) These cameras may have been launched with improved road safety in mind but they've been hijacked for mercenary reasons.(2) In case that sounds completely mercenary he's also an old friend, and it would be good to see him again.(3) When the public purse snapped shut, they resorted to ever more mercenary ways of earning a crust.(4) It'll probably be merchandised like hell, but it definitely feels less mercenary than a lot of other children's entertainment.(5) Critics called him mercenary and his unhurried, self-possessed manner could make him unfathomable.(6) I enjoy being totally mercenary about supporting people I like in print.(7) I decided I couldn't be pressed like this, the third job involved no relocation and would be better for my CV, if you want to look at it in purely mercenary terms.(8) An investor is very much afraid of the slow and mercenary courts, and of the factors of corruption and crime.(9) I don't mean to mischaracterize what you're saying, but it makes it sound like Americans are very mercenary .(10) She married him for purely mercenary reasons because she was a single mother with no means of support.(11) He became a professional soldier, a mercenary , fighting wars and killing people and being completely detached from it all.(12) But in this day and age, with so many mercenary lawyers around, talking libel and slander, you cannot even speak ill of the living without caution.(13) Not unconnected with these two mercenary characters are the Cohens, the family with whom the saintly Mordecai lodges.(14) I am placing an ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine to hire a mercenary to kill me at this very moment.(15) We positively celebrate mercenary motives these days in most areas of life.(16) They are both mercenary worlds where relationships are only relative to the next rung on the ladder of success.
1. money-oriented ::
3. worldly-minded ::
4. freelance ::
6. soldier of fortune ::
Word Example from TV Shows
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How is a MERCENARY company in Essos
going to help us?
Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 7
They'll beat any MERCENARY army.
They'll beat any army I've ever seen.
Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 5
English to Khmer Dictionary: mercenary
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