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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A reason for doing something that you deliberately hide in order to get an advantage for yourself. Going beyond what is actually said.

Usage examples (38)
  • If you do good, people will accuse you of ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
  • A suggestion ulterior to the present discussion
  • Which, come to think of it, is probably the main ulterior reason that I can't imagine doing the 48 hour book challenge ...
  • Brent always thinks I've got some kind of ulterior motive. for more
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