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mercenary
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
mercenary /'mə:sinəri/
  • tính từ
    • làm thuê, làm công
    • hám lợi, vụ lợi
      • to act from mercenary motives: hành động vì động cơ vụ lợi
  • danh từ
    • lính đánh thuê; tay sai
Concise Dictionary
mercenaries'mɜrsənerɪ /'mɜːsnrɪ
noun
+a person hired to fight for another country than their own
adj.
+marked by materialism
+used of soldiers hired by a foreign army
+profit oriented

Thesaurus Dictionary
adj.
1 money-oriented, grasping, greedy, acquisitive, covetous, predatory, avaricious, venal, Colloq money-grubbing:
She objected that the 'financial world' ought to be renamed the 'mercenary world'
2 venal, bribable, corrupt, bought, Colloq US on the take:
They found themselves a mercenary judge and the indictment was quashed.
n.
3 hireling, legionnaire, soldier of fortune:
The highly trained task force was made up entirely of mercenaries.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, adjective
+ noun (plural mercenaries) a soldier who will fight for any country or group that offers payment: foreign mercenaries + mercenary soldiers
+ adjective (disapproving) only interested in making or getting money: a mercenary society / attitude + She's interested in him for purely mercenary reasons.
Collocation Dictionary
noun

ADJ.

foreign

QUANT.

army, band
a small army of mercenaries

VERB + MERCENARY

employ, hire, recruit | pay

MERCENARY + NOUN

army



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