mercenary


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Synonyms for mercenary

Synonyms for mercenary

ruthlessly seeking personal advantage

a freelance fighter

Synonyms for mercenary

a person hired to fight for another country than their own

marked by materialism

serving for wages in a foreign army

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profit oriented

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With a cultivated awareness of the philosophical underpinnings of the mercenary debate and of his own precarious place in the world of commerce, Scott frequently drew comparisons between the soldier's and the writer's professions that echo the issues raised in the militia debates.
41) Hague V does not, however, engage the neutral state's responsibility for citizens, of their own volition, assisting a belligerent power as a mercenary.
A mercenary army is the hallmark of an empire, not of a republic.
The author at times jumps from Italy to India, then Japan outlining mercenary activity around the globe.
The most prominent feature of the proposed definition is that it makes absence of accountability to a state the fundamental determinant of mercenary status.
First, as the PNG crisis showed, the problem of mercenary deployment can suddenly arise at any time, even in areas where there was no previous tradition of mercenary deployment.
In an article published on April 23 reporting the death of Alan Parkin in Baghdad, we said Mr Parkin was a mercenary working for Aegis Defence Services.
An elite private military company has dispatched a lone mercenary to track down 52 fugitives.
MARK Thatcher fled South Africa last night after dodging jail over his alleged role in a mercenary plot.
Only Redwall can stand before his mercenary raids on the kingdom--and only mercenary warrior Rakkety Tam MacBural is a brave enough squirrel to defy him.
A heavily armed person who threatens, tortures, or kills people for a living is a mercenary.
In recent years, African governments have been working hard to crush mercenary activities on the continent--but last month's saga proves that Africa still has no shortage of soldiers of fortune prepared to sell their continent for any price.
The second pivot around which Norwood builds his case is the assembling of mercenary armies of strikebreakers and anti-union saboteurs by industrialists and private corporations in the first half of the century.
A pity for the reader, for after thirty-five pages of previously unpublished data about the company of Micheletto Attendolo, one yearns to know what success the mercenary operation had in the field.
If anything, I should think Sierra Leone would be a clear example of the destabilizing influence and misery brought on by the introduction of mercenary forces into internal conflicts and of the long-term consequences of this interference.