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  • adj.greedy for money
  • nounperson who fights, kills for money

synonyms for mercenary

  • acquisitive
  • selfish
  • unscrupulous
  • grasping
  • avaricious
  • bribable
  • corrupt
  • covetous
  • grabby
  • miserly
  • money-grubbing
  • sordid
  • stingy
  • unethical
  • unprincipled
  • venal
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antonyms for mercenary

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  • generous
  • unselfish
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    How to use mercenary in a sentence

    Her portrayal as a battle-hardened mercenary was met with positive reviews, with many lauding her on-screen performance as an inspiration for young women.
    GINA CARANO IS OFF ‘THE MANDALORIAN’ OVER ‘ABHORRENT AND UNACCEPTABLE’ SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS, LUCASFILM SAYSTIMOTHY BELLAFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Zambernardi also controlled a team of mercenaries he called Rudos—“tough guys”—from Mexico’s corrupt and violent Federal Judicial Police.
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    Saudi Arabia and the UAE have outsourced their fighting in Yemen and Libya to brutal mercenaries of the Darfur civil war.
    BE VERY AFRAID: A VIRTUAL HOUSE OF HORRORSTRACY MORANOCTOBER 25, 2020OZY
    His second-in-command was the marechal, who was responsible for paying the mercenaries, organizing the fighting divisions and playing his supervisory role in regards to the discipline and equipment of the army.
    HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES: ORIGINS, POLITICS, AND CRUSADERSDATTATREYA MANDALMARCH 23, 2020REALM OF HISTORY
    Some of these mercenaries were basically employed knights, who lacked fiefs, and thus were paid salaries by their overlords.
    HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES: ORIGINS, POLITICS, AND CRUSADERSDATTATREYA MANDALMARCH 23, 2020REALM OF HISTORY
    Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.
    GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
    If all the world did not wag his way, so much the worse for cold-blooded mercenary superfluous beings.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    But this pious reverence gave place to a more mercenary spirit, and the trade in relics became a traffic of infamy and disgrace.
    THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
    It is perhaps something of a surprise to find him a mercenary in seventeenth-century Holland; but the old touch is there.
    PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, NOVEMBER 4, 1914VARIOUS
    The first were large bands of discharged mercenary soldiers who pillaged the country.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
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