Definitions for ulterior
ʌlˈtɪər i ərul·te·ri·or
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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
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
later(a), ulterior, posterioradjective
coming at a subsequent time or stage
"without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to"
beyond what is obvious or evident
being intentionally concealed so as to deceive
happening later; subsequent
Etymology: From ulterior, comparative of ulter.
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."
situated beyond, or on the farther side; thither; -- correlative with hither
further; remoter; more distant; succeeding; as, ulterior demands or propositions; ulterior views; what ulterior measures will be adopted is uncertain
ulterior side or part
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of ulterior in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ulterior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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.
This heinous act is done because of the (incorrect) beliefs of people and many of these beliefs often have ulterior motives behind them.
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.
Our American partners use their own methods for their ulterior purposes.
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.
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