What does ulterior mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subterranean, subterraneous, ulterioradjective

    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. ulterioradjective

    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, posterioradjective

    coming at a subsequent time or stage

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

Wiktionary

  1. ulterioradjective

    beyond what is obvious or evident

  2. ulterioradjective

    being intentionally concealed so as to deceive

  3. ulterioradjective

    happening later; subsequent

  4. Etymology: From ulterior, comparative of ulter.

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  1. ulterior

    Ulterior typically refers to intentions or motives that are hidden or undisclosed, often because they are considered selfish, unpleasant, or unacceptable. The term can also refer to something that is further, future, or more remote, particularly in time or position, like in the phrase "ulterior plans or events."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ulterioradjective

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

  2. Ulterioradjective

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

  3. Ulteriornoun

    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. 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.

  2. Zhao Lijian:

    I want to reiterate that the so-called genocide in Xinjiang is nothing but a rumor backed by ulterior motives and an outright lie.

  3. Xie Feng:

    Do not be intimidated or misled, exploited by those with ulterior motives and in particular, do not be a rumour monger yourself, or join the anti-China forces in stigmatizing or demonizing the legislation.

  4. Paul Pelletier:

    The potential for a postal employee to not do his job and throw away ballots for whatever reason -- a non-partisan reason -- there's never been a prohibition against arresting them to send a message to all postal employees that you can't impact the election, why now ? Given what happened in Pittsburgh my suspicion is that there's a political ulterior motive.

  5. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

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

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