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Meaning & Definition of Mercenary in English

English

Mercenary

/mərsənɛri/

noun

1. A person hired to fight for another country than their own

    synonym:
  • mercenary
  • ,
  • soldier of fortune

adjective

1. Marked by materialism

    synonym:
  • materialistic
  • ,
  • mercenary
  • ,
  • worldly-minded

2. Serving for wages in a foreign army

  • "Mercenary killers"
    synonym:
  • mercenary(a)
  • ,
  • free-lance(a)
  • ,
  • freelance(a)

3. Profit oriented

  • "A commercial book"
  • "Preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- john buchan
  • "A mercenary enterprise"
  • "A moneymaking business"
    synonym:
  • mercantile
  • ,
  • mercenary
  • ,
  • moneymaking(a)