Definitions for ulteriorʌlˈtɪər i ər

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ulterior

    ul-tē′ri-or, adj. on the further side: beyond: in the future: remoter, beyond what is seen or avowed.—adv. Ultē′riorly, in an ulterior or remote manner. [L. ulterior (comp. of ulter), that is beyond or on the other side.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ulterior in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ulterior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    Our American partners use their own methods for their ulterior purposes.

  2. Police Sanjeev Marik:

    This heinous act is done because of the (incorrect) beliefs of people and many of these beliefs often have ulterior motives behind them.

  3. Kendra Wilkinson:

    Holly, you can tell, had this ulterior motive every minute being at the Mansion, and that motive was -- it was clear as day -- she wanted Hef's kids, she wanted a piece of Playboy and she wanted to marry Hef for, obviously, his will.

  4. Henry Thomas Buckle:

    If you can impress any man with an absorbing conviction of the supreme importance of some moral or religious doctrine if you can make him believe that those who reject that doctrine are doomed to eternal perdition if you then give that man power, and by means of his ignorance blind him to the ulterior consequences of his own act,-he will infallibly persecute those who deny his doctrine.

  5. Xu Hong:

    Some people, who do not know the truth, have questioned China's position of not accepting or participating in the arbitration, some others, who harbor ulterior motives, have made one-sided and misleading readings of the rules of international law, and, on that basis, made accusations or insinuations that China does not abide by law and perversely brand China a 'challenger' to international rules.

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