All the overdone, exploitative, insincere, and decontextualized violence is now an autonomous statement about the world.
The added charge for access to hotel Wi-Fi is not only exploitative but increasingly irrelevant.
While human rights groups have called it exploitative, performers say it makes their lives in China better.
Others have found its portrayal of Southern life offensive, exploitative, or inaccurate.
I think our intentions are good in trying to protect adolescents from exploitative, if not downright lecherous, adults.
Previously he had pursued the exploitative path he had foreseen in a little-noted part of the notorious “47 percent tape.”
It is symbiotic, exploitative, audacious, and, at times, embarrassing.
To do that kind of farewell would be mercenary and exploitative.
The sex workers I spoke with rightly call it “vile,” “gross,” “terrifying,” and “exploitative.”
Other exploitative human activity based in utilitarianism is not crass or all so obviously wrong, especially in today's context.
late 14c., "outcome of an action," from Old French esploit (12c.), a very common word, used in senses of "action, deed, profit, achievement," from Latin explicitum "a thing settled, ended, displayed," neuter of explicitus, past participle of explicare "unfold" (see explicit).
Meaning "feat, achievement" is c.1400. Sense evolution is from "unfolding" to "bringing out" to "having advantage" to "achievement." Related: Exploits.
c.1400 espleiten, esploiten "to accomplish, achieve, fulfill," from Old French esploitier, espleiter, from esploit (see exploit (n.)).
The sense of "use selfishly" first recorded 1838, from French, perhaps extended from use of the word with reference to mines, etc. (cf. exploitation). Related: Exploited; exploiting. As an adjective form, exploitative (1882) is from French; exploitive (by 1859) appears to be a native formation.