What does ulterior mean?

Definitions for ulterior
ʌlˈtɪər i ərul·te·ri·or

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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

    Etymology: From ulterior, comparative of ulter.

  2. ulterior(Adjective)

    being intentionally concealed so as to deceive

    Etymology: From ulterior, comparative of ulter.

  3. ulterior(Adjective)

    happening later; subsequent

    Etymology: 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.]

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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

Examples of ulterior in a Sentence

  1. Jason Chaffetz:

    After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018, for those that would speculate otherwise, let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives.

  2. 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.

  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. H.W. Mann:

    True friends, love you unconditionally, have no ulterior motives, want what is best for you, are honest with you. True friends don’t always tell you what you want to hear. True friends tell you what you need to hear. True friends are a blessing.

  5. Norbu Dondrup:

    The Dalai Lama attacking our human rights totally has ulterior motives. He tramples on human rights, and has no right, no qualifications, and is unworthy of talking about human rights, as for some countries slamming our human rights, they either don't understand or believe the Dalai clique's rumors and bewitchments.

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