Exploitive vs Abusive - What's the difference?

exploitive | abusive |

As adjectives the difference between exploitive and abusive

is that exploitive is exploitative]]: [[take advantage|taking advantage of someone while abusive is wrongly used; perverted; misapplied; unjust; illegal .




(en adjective)
  • Exploitative]]: [[take advantage, taking advantage of someone
  • * {{quote-news, 2009, January 17, William C. Rhoden, University Sells Itself During Playoffs, New York Times citation
  • , passage=The University of Phoenix, a for-profit educational institution, has turned the traditional relationship between athletics and higher education on its head, reducing it to its commercially exploitive essence. }}




    (en adjective)
  • Wrongly used; perverted; misapplied; unjust; illegal.
  • * I am ... necessitated to use the word Parliament improperly, according to the abusive acceptation thereof. - Fuller
  • (archaic) Catachrestic.
  • (archaic) Full of abuses; practicing abuse; containing abuse, or serving as the instrument of abuse.
  • *
  • Prone to ill treat by coarse, insulting words or by other ill usage; vituperative; reproachful; scurrilous.
  • * An abusive lampoon. - A dictionary of the English language
  • (obsolete) Tending to deceive; fraudulent.
  • * An abusive treaty. -
  • (archaic) Given to misusing; also, full of abuses.
  • * The abusive prerogatives of his see. -
  • (obsolete) Given to misusing.
  • Being physically injurious; characterized by repeated violence.
  • Synonyms

    * reproachful, scurrilous, opprobrious, insolent, insulting, injurious, offensive, reviling, berating, vituperative

    Derived terms

    * abusively * abusiveness