exploitative

adjective ex·ploit·ative \ ik-ˈsplȯi-tə-tiv , ek-ˌsplȯi- \

Definition of exploitative

: exploiting or tending to exploit; especially : unfairly or cynically using another person or group for profit or advantage
  • exploitative terms of employment
  • an exploitative film

exploitatively

adverb

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First Known Use of exploitative

1879


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