Meaning of “ulterior” in the English Dictionary

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"ulterior" in British English

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ulterioradjective

uk /ʌlˈtɪə.ri.ər/ us /ʌlˈtɪr.i.ɚ/

(Definition of “ulterior” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ulterior" in American English

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ulterioradjective [ not gradable ]

us /ʌlˈtɪər·i·ər/

(of a reason) hidden or secret:

She had no ulterior motive for helping them out – she just wanted to do it.

(Definition of “ulterior” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)