Translation of mercenary in Spanish:

mercenary

mercenario, n.

Pronunciation /ˈməːsɪn(ə)ri//ˈmərsəˌnɛri/

noun

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    mercenario masculine
    mercenaria feminine
    (troops) (before noun) mercenario
    • I am placing an ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine to hire a mercenary to kill me at this very moment.
    • Six years ago, he became a mercenary for a private military corporation.
    • It is hard to believe that the country would hire foreign mercenaries for military and daily operations.
    • Both risings were put down later in the summer, the royal forces being augmented by foreign mercenaries gathered for war against the Scots.
    • Third, there is also a potential continuing supply of mercenaries as regular soldiers are demobilized.
    • Before he fell, he raised the grenade launcher and pointed it at the small army of mercenaries and undead.
    • Unlike mercenaries, soldiers need to know when they go to battle that they are going there for a purpose.
    • The profession of mercenary is one of the oldest in the world.
    • Instead, they massed a large army, hired mercenaries, and attacked both places at once.
    • In addition, she keeps a small army of mercenaries and slaves to be activated whenever she sees fit.
    • He became a professional soldier, a mercenary, fighting wars and killing people and being completely detached from it all.
    • Being in the Army, the mercenary had maps of every conceivable place on the planet.
    • In 1640, he inherited an army made up of mercenaries who lacked loyalty in the best of times.
    • For the most part, when war was deemed necessary they hired mercenaries to do the fighting.
    • Is the Pentagon privatizing the military or is it simply hiring mercenaries?
    • My father had no time for Ansgar, just because he had been a mercenary and a common soldier.
    • No doubt the bowman is a mercenary hired by my former Sergeant-of-Arms.
    • She was a soldier, a mercenary, a spy on a mission to save the world.
    • The player is always a soldier, a mercenary on the player's base.
    • Machiavelli goes on to specify that armies are basically of two types: hired mercenaries and citizen militias.

adjective

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    (person/attitude) materialista
    (person/attitude) interesado
    • Not unconnected with these two mercenary characters are the Cohens, the family with whom the saintly Mordecai lodges.
    • She married him for purely mercenary reasons because she was a single mother with no means of support.
    • It'll probably be merchandised like hell, but it definitely feels less mercenary than a lot of other children's entertainment.
    • You know, these men are over there and women are over there as volunteers, but they're not over there as mercenary volunteers.
    • When the public purse snapped shut, they resorted to ever more mercenary ways of earning a crust.
    • I don't mean to mischaracterize what you're saying, but it makes it sound like Americans are very mercenary.
    • An investor is very much afraid of the slow and mercenary courts, and of the factors of corruption and crime.
    • These cameras may have been launched with improved road safety in mind but they've been hijacked for mercenary reasons.
    • Canadians, I truly believe, are not mercenary beings.
    • But not before John had his fill of mercenary musicianship.
    • We positively celebrate mercenary motives these days in most areas of life.
    • Talk about good times for it's mercenary culture.
    • I decided I couldn't be pressed like this, the third job involved no relocation and would be better for my CV, if you want to look at it in purely mercenary terms.
    • Even in this mercenary age, with the entire football agenda being driven by money, that might be too much for the clubs concerned to contemplate.
    • And yet their aims are no less self-serving and their interests no less mercenary than those of any other union.
    • But in this day and age, with so many mercenary lawyers around, talking libel and slander, you cannot even speak ill of the living without caution.
    • It becomes an authentic spiritual experience only if it is totally free from selfish and mercenary interests on the part of those who facilitate it.
    • In his writing on India, Marx shows himself under no illusions concerning the brutal and mercenary nature of British rule.
    • They are both mercenary worlds where relationships are only relative to the next rung on the ladder of success.
    • In case that sounds completely mercenary he's also an old friend, and it would be good to see him again.