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ulterior

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adjective ul·te·ri·or \ˌəl-ˈtir-ē-ər\

Simple Definition of ulterior

  • : kept hidden in order to get a particular result

Full Definition of ulterior

  1. 1 a :  further, future b :  more distant c :  situated on the farther side

  2. 2 :  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

Rhymes with ulterior




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