Synonyms of mercenary in English:

mercenary


See definition of mercenary

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