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mercenary

noun [C]  us   /ˈmɜr·səˌner·i/
a soldier who fights for a foreign country or group for pay

mercenary

adjective  us   /ˈmɜr·səˌner·i/
interested only in the money that can be obtained from a situation: I don’t trust his motives – he’s too mercenary.
Translations of “mercenary”
in Vietnamese vụ lợi…
in Spanish interesado…
in Thai เห็นแก่เงิน…
in Malaysian tamak…
in French intéressé…
in German gewinnsüchtig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 唯利是圖的,貪財的…
in Indonesian tamak…
in Russian наемный солдат…
in Turkish paralı asker…
in Chinese (Simplified) 唯利是图的,贪财的…
in Polish najemnik…
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