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ulterior

[uhl-teer-ee-er] /ʌlˈtɪər i ər/
adjective
1.
being beyond what is seen or avowed; intentionally kept concealed:
ulterior motives.
2.
coming at a subsequent time or stage; future; further:
ulterior action.
3.
lying beyond or outside of some specified or understood boundary; more remote:
a suggestion ulterior to the purposes of the present discussion.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin: farther, akin to ultrā on the far side; cf. ultra-
Related forms
ulteriorly, adverb
Synonyms
1. hidden, covert, undisclosed, undivulged.
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British Dictionary definitions for ulteriorly

ulterior

/ʌlˈtɪərɪə/
adjective
1.
lying beneath or beyond what is revealed, evident, or supposed: ulterior motives
2.
succeeding, subsequent, or later
3.
lying beyond a certain line or point
Derived Forms
ulteriorly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: further, from ulter beyond
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Word Origin and History for ulteriorly

ulterior

adj.

1640s, from Latin ulterior "more distant, further," comparative of *ulter "beyond" (see ultra-). The sense in ulterior motives is first attested 1735.

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