exploitive exploitive  /ɪks ˈplɔ ɪ tɪv/


  • (adj) tending to exploit or make use of



  1. But it won't show a picture of the girls, which could be viewed as exploitive.
  2. For the big machine of our economy to keep on rolling means we have to be exploitive of our planet.
  3. The only way to avoid shameless exploitive behavior is to either make it prohibitively expensive or illegal altogether.



  1. "This report reveals that many governments are demonstrating the will to change children's lives, but it also makes clear that there is much more still to do to protect children around the world from exploitive child labor," said US Secretary of...
    on Aug 27, 2008 By: Elaine Chao Source: MarketWatch

  2. "On this World Day Against Child Labour, all of us must recommit ourselves to creating a world where our children have a brighter future, free of exploitive labour," Obama said.
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Zee News

  3. "The sad thing about this case is that, unlike many senior citizens, the 89-year-old victim started out with plenty of money to pay for her nursing home and medical care. Because of the daughter's exploitive self-dealing, the mother's assets have...
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Lori Swanson Source: Coon Rapids ECM Publishers

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