taking unfair or unethical advantage of a person, group, or situation for the purpose of profit, comfort, or advancement: Her success attracted too many exploitative relatives to count.
- Also ex·ploit·ive [ik-sploi-tiv] /ɪkˈsplɔɪ tɪv/ .
- Sometimes ex·ploit·a·to·ry [ik-sploi-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈsplɔɪ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ .
- ex·ploit·a·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use exploitative in a sentence
For the anti-Semite every rich Jew is exploitive, every poor Jew a burden on society.
Poverty and the greater portion of crime can be traced directly to this exploitive system.Why I am in favor of socialism | Various
Some of these, however, were exploitive and in contradiction to the faith which he professed.Herein is Love | Reuel L. Howe