adjective ul·te·ri·or \ˌəl-ˈtir-ē-ər\

: kept hidden in order to get a particular result

Full Definition of ULTERIOR

a :  further, future
b :  more distant
c :  situated on the farther side
:  going beyond what is openly said or shown and especially what is proper <ulterior motives>
ul·te·ri·or·ly adverb

Origin of ULTERIOR

Latin, farther, further, comparative of *ulter situated beyond, from uls beyond; akin to Latin ollus, ille, that one, Old Irish indoll beyond
First Known Use: 1646
ULTERIOR Defined for Kids


adjective ul·te·ri·or \ˌəl-ˈtir-ē-ər\

Definition of ULTERIOR for Kids

:  kept hidden usually on purpose <ulterior motives>


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