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Meaning of “mercenary” - Learner’s Dictionary

mercenary

adjective     /ˈmɜːsənəri/
interested only in getting money or an advantage from a situationGreedy
Translations of “mercenary”
in Spanish mercenario, -a, interesado…
in Vietnamese vụ lợi…
in Thai เห็นแก่เงิน…
in Malaysian tamak…
in French intéressé…
in German gewinnsüchtig…
in Indonesian tamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 唯利是图的,贪财的…
in Turkish çıkarcı, paragöz, para canlısı…
in Russian корыстный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 唯利是圖的,貪財的…
in Polish wyrachowany…
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