Origin of exploitative
verb (used with object)
noun Digital Technology.
- a flaw in hardware or software that is vulnerable to hacking or other cyberattacks.
- a piece of software that takes advantage of such a flaw to compromise a computer system or network.
Origin of exploit2
Related Words for exploitivecredulous, dupable, green, gullible, innocent, naive, susceptible, trusting, unsophisticated, unsuspecting, exploitative, exploitive, available, feasible, fit, functional, helpful, operable, useful, working
Examples from the Web for exploitive
Contemporary Examples of exploitive
For the anti-Semite every rich Jew is exploitive, every poor Jew a burden on society.Pinkwashing: Another Conspiracy Theory
Alan M. Dershowitz
March 4, 2013
Historical Examples of exploitive
Some of these, however, were exploitive and in contradiction to the faith which he professed.Herein is Love
Reuel L. Howe
Poverty and the greater portion of crime can be traced directly to this exploitive system.
verb (ɪkˈsplɔɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for exploit
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.