ulterior: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ul-tēr'ē-ur), [key]
— adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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