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What is another word for mercenary?

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Noun
A professional soldier, typically hired to serve in a foreign army
“The Amalekite warrior who reported to David was apparently a mercenary who fought for the Israelites on Mount Gilboa.”
Noun
A person who serves in an army
Noun
A person trained primarily in stealth, espionage, assassination, and the Japanese martial art of Ninjutsu
Noun
An opportunist driven by material gain
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An adventurer who pillages, plunders, or wages ad-hoc war on other nations
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A murderer, especially of a prominent or important person
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A member of an irregular military force
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One who enjoys, or engages in, bold or risky adventures
Adjective
Having been hired or paid money to do a job or task
“A mercenary consultant will power through the ugly projects for that pot of gold.”
Adjective
Primarily concerned with making money, especially at the expense of ethics
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“While facing crushing medical costs, Neil begs for additional shifts from his mercenary boss.”
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Unethical, especially due to being overly concerned with making money
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“With the help of a mercenary lawyer named Larsen, who knows sordid details about several of Tulsaco's other dealings, Di Toro expects to be paid a sizeable sum to keep the case out of court.”
Adjective
(of a person, action, or motive) Making decisions based solely on one's own self-interest or personal profit
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Designed, or intended, to make a profit
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(of troops) Not belonging to regular or established army units
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