Synonyms for mercenary

Synonyms for mercenary DEFAULT

1. mercenary

noun. ['ˈmɝːsəˌnɛri'] a person hired to fight for another country than their own.

  • venturer
  • soldier of fortune
  • ninja
  • nonworker
  • salaried
  • nonprofessional
  • hermitic
  • mercenarius (Latin)
  • merces (Latin)

Words that Rhyme with Mercenary

  • adversary
  • appleberry
  • arterberry
  • asbury
  • atterbury
  • auberry
  • banbury
  • beneficiary
  • bicentenary
  • blackberry
  • blueberry
  • brackenbury
  • bradberry
  • bradbury
  • brimberry
  • cadbury
  • canterbury
  • capillary
  • carberry
  • cardiopulmonary

Example sentences of the word mercenary


1. Adjective
The title was often applied to mercenary bosses who led their own small armies of soldiers for hire.

2. Noun, singular or mass
• Lobo (Interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter with a cool goth vibe)

2. mercenary

adjective. ['ˈmɝːsəˌnɛri'] marked by materialism.

  • worldly
  • temporal
  • worldly-minded
  • secular
  • pious
  • clergy
  • clergyman
  • unprofitable
  • mercenarius (Latin)
  • merces (Latin)

3. mercenary

adjective. ['ˈmɝːsəˌnɛri'] serving for wages in a foreign army.

  • mercenarius (Latin)
  • merces (Latin)

4. mercenary

adjective. ['ˈmɝːsəˌnɛri'] profit oriented.

  • lower-class
  • upper-class
  • heavenly
  • mercenarius (Latin)
  • merces (Latin)
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[ mˈɜːsənəɹi], [ mˈɜːsənəɹi], [ m_ˈɜː_s_ə_n_ə_ɹ_i]
  • adj.

    avaricious (adjective)
    • grasping,
    • monopolistic,
    • money-grubbing,
    • acquisitive,
    • avaricious,
    • greedy,
    • possessive,
    • usurious,
    • rapacious,
    • hoarding,
    • Cadging,
    • miserly.
    commercial (adjective)
    • most money-making,
    • most profitmaking,
    • in vestment,
    • more money-making,
    • more profitmaking,
    • materialistic,
    • in-vestment,
    • pecuniary,
    • money making,
    • most money making,
    • more investment,
    • more money making,
    • most investment.
    corrupt (adjective)
    • most exploiting,
    • doubledealing,
    • perfidious,
    • most suborned,
    • un faithful,
    • under-handed,
    • gone dogs,
    • re probate,
    • un-trustworthy,
    • un-principled,
    • un trustworthy,
    • twofaced,
    • more bribable,
    • in constant,
    • un-faithful,
    • on take,
    • most profiteering,
    • gone the dogs,
    • more exploiting,
    • fast loose,
    • two faced,
    • re-probate,
    • un principled,
    • in-constant,
    • double-dealing,
    • most bribable,
    • more profiteering,
    • under handed,
    • more suborned,
    • gone to dogs,
    • on the take.
    covetous (adjective)
    • close fisted,
    • more ensurient,
    • more grudging,
    • most hogging,
    • most yearning,
    • more yearning,
    • most ensurient,
    • greeneyed,
    • more swinish,
    • most grudging,
    • most prehensile,
    • more hogging,
    • more prehensile,
    • grabby,
    • green eyed,
    • most swinish.
    despicable (adjective)greedy for money (adjective)mean (adjective)narrow (adjective)Other relevant words: (adjective)
    • venal,
    • unconscientious,
    • ensurient,
    • bribable,
    • buyable,
    • selfish,
    • profitmaking,
    • low-down,
    • prehensile,
    • unscrupulous,
    • Double dealing,
    • rotten,
    • scummier,
    • exploitative,
    • praetorian,
    • covetous,
    • wide open,
    • swinish,
    • Despisable,
    • commercial,
    • narrow,
    • unethical,
    • sordid,
    • slummier,
    • slummy,
    • amoral,
    • profiteering,
    • gone to the dogs,
    • for profit,
    • scurvy,
    • lowdown,
    • casuistic,
    • racket up,
    • mean,
    • Money-making.
    rotten (adjective)
    • most dirtied,
    • de filed,
    • de-filed,
    • un-cleanest,
    • most polluted,
    • more dirtied,
    • most sullied,
    • more vitiated,
    • most vitiated,
    • dis-loyal,
    • more sullied,
    • de-generate,
    • un clean,
    • un-cleaner,
    • dis loyal,
    • dis-honorable,
    • most contaminated,
    • more polluted,
    • un cleaner,
    • dis honorable,
    • more contaminated,
    • un cleanest,
    • de generate.
    selfish (adjective)shabby (adjective)
    • in-glorious,
    • un worthiest,
    • dis-reputable,
    • un kindest,
    • more low down,
    • un-worthiest,
    • in glorious,
    • more lowdown,
    • dis graceful,
    • un worthy,
    • un kind,
    • un kinder,
    • dis reputable,
    • more despisable,
    • un-worthier,
    • un-worthy,
    • most despisable,
    • un-kindest,
    • un worthier,
    • most low down,
    • most low-down,
    • scummiest,
    • more low-down,
    • un-kinder,
    • scummy,
    • dis-graceful,
    • un-kind,
    • low down,
    • most lowdown.
    sordid (adjective)
    • de graded,
    • scurvier,
    • scurviest,
    • un cleanliest,
    • un-cleanliest,
    • slummiest,
    • small minded,
    • de-graded,
    • slumest,
    • smallminded,
    • un cleanly,
    • slumer,
    • un cleanlier,
    • uncleanly,
    • un-cleanly,
    • un-cleanlier.
    unethical (adjective)unscrupulous (adjective)
    • de-grading,
    • dis-honest,
    • more casuistic,
    • un conscientious,
    • un-conscientious,
    • most casuistic,
    • most exploitative,
    • dis honest,
    • more unconscientious,
    • most unconscientious,
    • un conscionable,
    • more exploitative,
    • un-scrupulous,
    • de grading,
    • un-conscionable,
    • un scrupulous.
    venal (adjective)
  • n.

    • airwoman,
    • bombardier,
    • airman,
    • grenadier,
    • foot soldier,
    • self,
    • green beret,
    • gi,
    • crooked,
    • cannon fodder,
    • crew.
    acquisitive (noun)adventurer (noun)
    • venturer,
    • pirate,
    • voyager,
    • romantics,
    • Mercenaries,
    • voyagers,
    • stunt person,
    • globetrotter,
    • Heroes,
    • fortune-hunter.
    fighter (noun)guerrilla (noun)mercantile (noun)moneymaking (noun)Other relevant words: (noun)
    • paratrooper,
    • soldier-at-arms,
    • soldier,
    • fighter,
    • guerrilla,
    • military person,
    • scrapper,
    • cavalryperson,
    • duelists,
    • ninja,
    • bruiser,
    • scrappers,
    • commando,
    • serviceperson,
    • tankers,
    • resistance fighter,
    • warrior,
    • musketeers,
    • belligerents,
    • disputant,
    • freedom fighter,
    • professional soldiers,
    • soldier of fortune,
    • trooper,
    • draftees,
    • adventurer,
    • disputants,
    • Jouster,
    • servicepeople,
    • person-at-arms,
    • commandos,
    • underground fighter,
    • enlisted person,
    • battler,
    • tanker,
    • heavies,
    • paratroopers,
    • brawler,
    • troopers,
    • musketeer,
    • selectee,
    • jousters,
    • draftee,
    • warlords,
    • warlord,
    • freedom fighters,
    • infantryperson,
    • sluggers,
    • brawlers,
    • GIS,
    • commandoes,
    • duelist,
    • bruisers,
    • professional soldier,
    • slugger,
    • irregulars,
    • Marines,
    • selectees,
    • battlers.
    person (noun)soldier (noun)
    • enlisted persons,
    • para trooper,
    • infantrypersons,
    • para-troopers,
    • airforce member,
    • soldier-at-arm,
    • airforce members,
    • infantrypeople,
    • para-trooper,
    • para troopers,
    • cavalrypersons,
    • cavalrypeople,
    • military persons,
    • military people,
    • soldier at arm,
    • soldier at arms,
    • enlisted people.
    soldier of fortune (noun)
  • v.

    Other relevant words: (verb)
  • Other synonyms:

    worker Other relevant words (noun):
    • filthy,
    • hidebound,
    • dishonourable,
    • helot,
    • grudging,
    • unquenchable,
    • piggish,
    • companion,
    • protege,
    • bent,
    • cheap,
    • drudge,
    • on the make,
    • bottomless,
    • parsimonious,
    • Gobbling,
    • servant,
    • predatory,
    • voracious,
    • dutiable,
    • illiberal,
    • wolflike,
    • professional killer,
    • stipendiary,
    • serf,
    • small,
    • hypocritical,
    • sycophantic,
    • chartered,
    • gunslinger,
    • unsated,
    • leased,
    • villein,
    • vulturine,
    • puppet,
    • hired gun,
    • raptorial,
    • omnivorous,
    • money-hungry,
    • client,
    • tool,
    • MERC,
    • swashbuckler,
    • assistant,
    • beadsman,
    • hawk,
    • salable,
    • adventuress,
    • beast,
    • pensioner,
    • heroine,
    • avid,
    • priced,
    • hero,
    • hireling,
    • thoughtless,
    • near,
    • unappeased,
    • all-devouring,
    • Bondslave,
    • negro,
    • bedesman,
    • Condottiere,
    • moneygrubbing,
    • prostitute,
    • dependant,
    • grub,
    • worldly,
    • let,
    • extortionate,
    • cheese-paring,
    • sparing,
    • creature,
    • satellite,
    • warmonger,
    • penurious,
    • Simoniacal,
    • legionnaire,
    • subservient,
    • insatiable,
    • subordinate,
    • hired man,
    • courtesan,
    • esurient,
    • unsatisfied,
    • hack,
    • Sizar,
    • mortal,
    • purchasable,
    • ad valorem,
    • subleased,
    • corruptible,
    • wolfish,
    • guard,
    • right-hand man,
    • strumpet,
    • compensable,
    • human,
    • stinting,
    • opportunistic,
    • militarist,
    • gun,
    • free-lance,
    • tight,
    • chintzy,
    • brown-nosing,
    • odalisque,
    • limitless,
    • employed,
    • narrow-minded,
    • gunfighter,
    • hoggish,
    • explorer,
    • brute,
    • unaccommodating,
    • unappeasable,
    • Ryot,
    • paid,
    • ambitious,
    • pensionary,
    • Toadying,
    • Mean-spirited,
    • individual,
    • worker,
    • someone,
    • bourgeois,
    • niggardly,
    • villian,
    • parasite,
    • dirty,
    • Fortune-hunting,
    • labor,
    • remunerative,
    • harlot,
    • dependent,
    • hired,
    • person,
    • hired killer,
    • bushwhacker,
    • Unslaked,
    • overgreedy,
    • free companion,
    • obsequious,
    • churlish,
    • slave,
    • Grubber,
    • peddling,
    • insatiate,
    • petty,
    • lupine,
    • ravenous,
    • doll,
    • Man Friday,
    • bondswoman,
    • Rented,
    • Slakeless,
    • measly,
    • Time-serving,
    • employee,
    • somebody,
    • bribeable,
    • profit-oriented,
    • ward,
    • worldly-minded,
    • ame damnee,
    • devouring,
    • Bought,
    • slavey,
    • vassal,
    • freelance,
    • bondsman,
    • ravening,
    • Gold-digging,
    • pawn,
    • gunman,
    • chary,
    • daredevil,
    • close,
    • hired hand,
    • Toad-eating,
    • scrubby,
    • Griping,
    • unprogressive,
    • servility,
    • soul,
    • gluttonous,
    • sublet,
    • lucrative,
    • myrmidon,
    • uncharitable,
    • predacious,
    • Coveting,
    • self-serving,
    • self-indulgent,
    • auxiliary,
    • quenchless,
    • inconsiderate,
    • conservative,
    • penny-pinching,
    • boot-licking,
    • close-fisted.
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  • adj.

    • Other antonyms:
      freehanded, content, handsome, altruistic, magnanimous, opponent, restrained, unworldly, noncommercial, unpaid, openhearted, selfless, sated, greathearted, satisfied, moderate, temperate, antagonist, opposer, Hinderer, controlled.

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Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.

GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT

If all the world did not wag his way, so much the worse for cold-blooded mercenary superfluous beings.

ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON

But this pious reverence gave place to a more mercenary spirit, and the trade in relics became a traffic of infamy and disgrace.

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WORDS RELATED TO MERCENARY

fighter

nounperson engaged in hostile encounter

fighters

nounperson engaged in hostile encounter

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mercenary

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adjective

working or acting merely for money or other reward; venal.

hired to serve in a foreign army, guerrilla organization, etc.

noun,pluralmer·ce·nar·ies.

a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.

any hireling.

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Origin of mercenary

1350–1400; Middle English mercenarie<Latin mercēnnārius working for pay, hired worker, mercenary, perhaps, representing earlier *mercēd(i)nārius, equivalent to *mercēdin-, stem of *mercēdō, a by-form of mercēs, stem mercēd- payment, wage (akin to merx goods; cf. merchant) + -ārius-ary

OTHER WORDS FROM mercenary

mer·ce·nar·i·ly[mur-suh-nair-uh-lee, mur-suh-ner-], /ˌmɜr səˈnɛər ə li, ˈmɜr səˌnɛr-/, adverbmer·ce·nar·i·ness,nounnon·mer·cen·ar·y,adjective,noun,pluralnon·mer·cen·ar·ies.un·mer·ce·nar·i·ly,adverb

un·mer·ce·nar·i·ness,nounun·mer·ce·nar·y,adjective

Words nearby mercenary

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Words related to mercenary

selfish, unscrupulous, acquisitive, warrior, grasping, hireling, slave, legionnaire, avaricious, corrupt, covetous, miserly, sordid, stingy, unethical, unprincipled, venal, grabby, bribable, money-grubbing

How to use mercenary in a sentence

  • Her portrayal as a battle-hardened mercenary was met with positive reviews, with many lauding her on-screen performance as an inspiration for young women.

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  • His second-in-command was the marechal, who was responsible for paying the mercenaries, organizing the fighting divisions and playing his supervisory role in regards to the discipline and equipment of the army.

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  • Some of these mercenaries were basically employed knights, who lacked fiefs, and thus were paid salaries by their overlords.

    History of the Crusades: Origins, Politics, and Crusaders|Dattatreya Mandal|March 23, 2020|Realm of History

  • As a former agent himself, Horrigan hopes to disabuse renters of the notion that brokers are mercenary con artists.

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  • “I did not have enough money to bribe the judge, so I decided to become a mercenary,” Mozhayev told a local reporter.

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  • The scene ends with a Street Fighter-like battle between Captain America and a mercenary.

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  • By mid-to-late evening, there was overwhelming evidence that Russia was using a mix of mercenary and conscript forces.

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  • A dreamy, blue-eyed rebel is approached by a mercenary wearing a scary mask.

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  • Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.

    Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift

  • If all the world did not wag his way, so much the worse for cold-blooded mercenary superfluous beings.

    Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton

  • But this pious reverence gave place to a more mercenary spirit, and the trade in relics became a traffic of infamy and disgrace.

    The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow

  • It is perhaps something of a surprise to find him a mercenary in seventeenth-century Holland; but the old touch is there.

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  • The first were large bands of discharged mercenary soldiers who pillaged the country.

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British Dictionary definitions for mercenary

mercenary


adjective

influenced by greed or desire for gain

of or relating to a mercenary or mercenaries

nounplural-naries

a man hired to fight for a foreign army, etc

rareany person who works solely for pay

Derived forms of mercenary

mercenarily, adverbmercenariness, noun

Word Origin for mercenary

C16: from Latin mercēnārius, from mercēs wages

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Mercenary synonyms for

Mercenary synonyms

janissary

Any very loyal or submissive follower or supporter

soldier of fortune

(Figuratively) Hence, a person willing to work for or ally himself with any person or institution who will take him on.

adventurer

A person who seeks to become rich, powerful, etc. by dubious schemes

soldier

A person serving in an army; member of an army

praetorian

Of or belonging to the Praetorian Guard.

greedy

Having or showing a desire to eat or drink in large or excessive amounts.

mercantile

The definition of mercantile is something related to merchants or trade.

sordid

Mercenary, avaricious, grasping, or meanly selfish

venal

Of a position, privilege etc.: available for purchase rather than assigned on merit.

hack

He's nothing but the typical hack writer.

hireling

(Usually pejorative) someone who does a job purely for money, rather than out of interest in the work itself

vendible

Anything that can be bought and sold.

warrior

One who is engaged in or experienced in battle.

altruistic(antonym)

Of or motivated by altruism; unselfish

philanthropic(antonym)

Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by philanthropy; loving or helping mankind; as, a philanthropic enterprise.

materialistic

The definition of materialistic is a person who is focused on objects, ownership and wealth.

worldly-minded

selfish

Showing or arising from an excessive concern with oneself and a lack of concern for others:

miserly

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a miser; avaricious or penurious.

legionnaire

A member of the American Legion, Foreign Legion, etc.

stingy(related)

Giving or spending reluctantly.

condottiere

In Europe from the 14th to the 16th cent., a captain of a band of mercenaries

corrupt

Marked by immorality and perversion; depraved.

hessian

A boot with a low heel and semi-pointed toe, which became popular, initially among the military, in the 18th century.

get(related)

The young of an animal; offspring; breed

crooked

The definition of crooked is something not straight, curved or bent or a dishonest person.

self(related)

Of the same material as the article with which it is used:

acquisitive

Characterized by a strong desire to gain and possess.

avaricious

The definition of avaricious is greedy and money-hungry.

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