Definitions for ulteriorʌlˈtɪər i ər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. subterranean, subterraneous, ulterior(adj)

    lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)

    "subterranean motives for murder"; "looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"- Bertrand Russell

  2. ulterior(adj)

    beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote

    "a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion"; "without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw

  3. later(a), ulterior, posterior(adj)

    coming at a subsequent time or stage

    "without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. ulterior(Adjective)

    beyond what is obvious or evident

  2. ulterior(Adjective)

    being intentionally concealed so as to deceive

  3. ulterior(Adjective)

    happening later; subsequent

  4. Origin: From ulterior, comparative of ulter.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Ulterior(adj)

    situated beyond, or on the farther side; thither; -- correlative with hither

  2. Ulterior(adj)

    further; remoter; more distant; succeeding; as, ulterior demands or propositions; ulterior views; what ulterior measures will be adopted is uncertain

  3. Ulterior(noun)

    ulterior side or part


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