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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 traveller or explorer
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 adventurer who pillages, plunders, or wages ad-hoc war on other nations
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Noun
A murderer, especially of a prominent or important person
Noun
A member of an irregular military force
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
“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
Adjective
(of troops) Not belonging to regular or established army units
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