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mercenary

adjective uk   /ˈmɜː.sən.ri/ us    /ˈmɝː-/ disapproving
interested only in the amount of money that you can get from a situation: He had some mercenary scheme to marry a wealthy widow.

mercenary

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɜː.sən.ri/ us    /ˈmɝː-/
a soldier who fights for any country or group that pays them
Translations of “mercenary”
in Spanish interesado…
in French intéressé…
in German gewinnsüchtig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 唯利是圖的,貪財的…
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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