The definition of ulterior refers to something intentionally hidden, not revealed or below the surface.(adjective)
If you pretend to be nice to someone only to get close to his famous friends, this is an example of when you have an ulterior motive.
See ulterior in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L, compar. of *ulter, beyond, farther (see ultra-)
See ulterior in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin, farther
Origin: , comparative of *ulter, on the other side; see al-1 in Indo-European roots.
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