Synonyms of mercenary in English:

mercenary


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adjective

1‘research suggests that buyers are unashamedly mercenary’

SYNONYMS
money-oriented, grasping, greedy, acquisitive, avaricious, covetous, rapacious, bribable, venal, materialistic
informal money-grubbing
ANTONYMS

altruistic, philanthropic

2‘mercenary soldiers’

SYNONYMS
hired, paid, bought, professional, venal, hireling
historical freelance

noun

1‘a force of two thousand mercenaries’

SYNONYMS
soldier of fortune, professional soldier, hired soldier, hireling
private army
informal merc, hired gun
historical freelance, condottiere
archaic adventurer, lance-knight
ANTONYMS

volunteer, conscript