noun, plural mer·ce·nar·ies.
Origin of mercenary
SYNONYMS FOR mercenary
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As a former agent himself, Horrigan hopes to disabuse renters of the notion that brokers are mercenary con artists.
“I did not have enough money to bribe the judge, so I decided to become a mercenary,” Mozhayev told a local reporter.
The scene ends with a Street Fighter-like battle between Captain America and a mercenary.How ‘Captain America’ Almost Got It Right but Ended Up Being a Dud|Sujay Kumar|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By mid-to-late evening, there was overwhelming evidence that Russia was using a mix of mercenary and conscript forces.
A dreamy, blue-eyed rebel is approached by a mercenary wearing a scary mask.‘Sleepy Hollow’ Is TV’s Craziest, Most Over-the-Top New Show ... And You Should Watch It|Amy Zimmerman|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If she took money from him—the mercenary, painted baggage I—why, then, she'll take it from me.My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
John Boler was not mercenary, but this offer gave him keen delight.A Thoughtless Yes|Helen H. Gardener
Delamere, chancellor of the exchequer, promoted in the sequel to the rank of earl of Warrington, was close and mercenary.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.|Tobias Smollett
With them the mercenary and the pecuniary are ever distinct from the religious.Patchwork|Anna Balmer Myers
He had only two love affairs; 220 the first brought him the reputation of mercenary aims, and the second almost ruined his life.Graham of Claverhouse|Ian Maclaren