Meaning of “mercenary” in the English Dictionary

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mercenarynoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɜr·səˌner·i/

a soldier who fights for a foreign country or group for pay

mercenaryadjective

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.

(Definition of “mercenary” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)