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Avaricious

Immoderately desirous of wealth or gain; greedy.
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Mercenary

A mercenary, sometimes known as a soldier of fortune or hired gun, is a private individual, particularly a soldier, who takes part in military conflict for personal profit, is otherwise an outsider to the conflict, and is not a member of any other official military. Mercenaries fight for money or other forms of payment rather than for political interests.
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Avaricious

Actuated by avarice; extremely greedy for wealth or material gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.
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Mercenary

Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain.
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Avaricious

Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.
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Mercenary

Hired for service in a foreign army.
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Avaricious

Immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth;
They are avaricious and will do anything for money
Casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields
A grasping old miser
Grasping commercialism
Greedy for money and power
Grew richer and greedier
Prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees
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Mercenary

One who serves or works merely for monetary gain; a hireling.
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Mercenary

A professional soldier hired for service in a foreign army.
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Mercenary

(archaic) One motivated by gain, especially monetary.
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Mercenary

A person employed to fight in an armed conflict who is not a member of the state or military group for which they are fighting and whose primary motivation is private gain.
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Mercenary

(figuratively) One hired to engage in a figurative battle, as a corporate takeover, a lawsuit, or a political campaign.
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Mercenary

Motivated by private gain.
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Mercenary

Acting for reward; serving for pay; paid; hired; hireling; venal; as, mercenary soldiers.
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Mercenary

Moved primarily by considerations of pay or profit; greedy of gain; sordid; selfish.
For God forbid I should my papers blotWith mercenary lines, with servile pen.
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Mercenary

One who is hired; a hireling; especially, a soldier hired into foreign service.
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Mercenary

A person hired to fight for another country than their own
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Mercenary

Marked by materialism
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Mercenary

Used of soldiers hired by a foreign army
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Mercenary

Profit oriented;
A commercial book
Preached a mercantile and militant patriotism
A mercenary enterprise
A moneymaking business
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