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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Greedy. Also: A soldier hired for wages by a foreign country to fight in its army.

Usage examples (36)
  • It seems very mercenary to charge your guests for their dinner and drinks.
  • TED KOPPEL: They don't like the term mercenary at Blackwater USA.
  • And Brody as an ex-military turned mercenary is laughable.
  • Why is the word mercenary considered politically incorrect? for more
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