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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

    Etymology: From ulterior, comparative of ulter.

  2. ulterioradjective

    being intentionally concealed so as to deceive

    Etymology: From ulterior, comparative of ulter.

  3. ulterioradjective

    happening later; subsequent

    Etymology: From ulterior, comparative of ulter.

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. Jason Chaffetz:

    After more than 1,500 nights away from my home, it is time. I may run again for public office, but not in 2018, for those that would speculate otherwise, let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives. I am healthy. I am confident I would continue to be re-elected by large margins. I have the full support of Speaker (Paul) Ryan to continue as Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. That said, I have made a personal decision to return to the private sector.

  3. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    • A. gauge
    • B. deterioration
    • C. abdomen
    • D. relocation

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