Definitions for ulteriorʌlˈtɪər i ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ul•te•ri•orʌlˈtɪər i ər(adj.)

  1. intentionally kept concealed:

    an ulterior motive.

  2. subsequent; future.

  3. lying beyond or outside of some specified boundary:

    a suggestion ulterior to this discussion.

Origin of ulterior:

1640–50; < L: farther; cf. ultra -

ul•te′ri•or•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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


Translations for ulterior

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

subsequent(adjective)

following or coming after

His misbehaviour and subsequent dismissal from the firm were reported in the newspaper.

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