- adj. 雇佣的；唯利是图的
- n. 雇佣兵；唯利是图者
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- mercenary (n.)
- late 14c., "one who works only for hire," from Old French mercenaire "mercenary, hireling" (13c.) and directly from Latin mercenarius "one who does anything for pay," literally "hired, paid," from merces (genitive mercedis) "pay, reward, wages," from merx (see market (n.)).
- mercenary (adj.)
- 1530s, from mercenary (n.), or in part from Latin mercenarius "hired, paid, serving for pay."
- 1. They suggest that my motives for proposing reform are self-serving and mercenary.
- 2. Virtue flies from the heart of a mercenary man.
- 3. Mercenary men lust for wealth.
- 4. James is so mercenary that he'd turn in his own mother for the reward money.
- 5. Though perhaps that is merely a synonym for mercenary.
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