Repressive vs Exploitive - What's the difference?

repressive | exploitive |


As adjectives the difference between repressive and exploitive

is that repressive is while exploitive is exploitative]]: [[take advantage|taking advantage of someone.

repressive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Serving to repress or suppress; oppressive
  • * 1846 Allan Freer - The North British Review
  • Human law is indeed repressive', but ' repressive on moral principles comprehensively applied to the whole community, and commanding the approval of the moral sense of the governed
  • * 1989 Louis Henkin - Right V. Might
  • First, the classical rule forbids any unilateral right to use force to overthrow a regime on the sole grounds that it is repressive in character.

    exploitive

    English

    Adjective

    (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. }}