Synonyms for mercenary

Synonyms for (noun) mercenary

Synonyms: mercenary, soldier of fortune

Definition: a person hired to fight for another country than their own

Similar words: venturer, adventurer

Definition: a person who enjoys taking risks

Synonyms for (adjective) mercenary

Synonyms: mercantile, mercenary, moneymaking

Definition: profit oriented

Usage: a commercial book; preached a mercantile and militant patriotism- John Buchan; a mercenary enterprise; a moneymaking business

Similar words: commercial

Definition: connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises

Usage: commercial trucker; commercial TV; commercial diamonds


Synonyms: free-lance, freelance, mercenary

Definition: serving for wages in a foreign army

Usage: mercenary killers

Similar words: paid

Definition: marked by the reception of pay

Usage: paid work; a paid official; a paid announcement; a paid check


Synonyms: materialistic, mercenary, worldly-minded

Definition: marked by materialism

Similar words: secular, worldly, temporal

Definition: characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world

Usage: worldly goods and advancement; temporal possessions of the church