Mercenary vs Wolfish - What's the difference?

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Mercenary is a related term of wolfish.


As adjectives the difference between mercenary and wolfish

is that mercenary is motivated by private gain while wolfish is pertaining to wolves.

As a noun mercenary

is 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 prime or sole motivation is private gain.

mercenary

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Motivated by private gain.
  • * Dryden
  • For God forbid I should my papers blot / With mercenary lines, with servile pen.

    Synonyms

    * (motivated by private gain) greedy, venal

    Noun

    (mercenaries)
  • 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 prime or sole motivation is private gain.
  • Synonyms

    * See

    See also

    * soldier

    wolfish

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to wolves.
  • Akin to the characteristics or habits of a wolf; lupine.
  • a'' ''wolfish'' ''appetite
  • Fierce; savage; menacing.