alterior vs ulterior : Common Errors in English

About alterior vs ulterior

When you have a concealed reason for doing something, it’s an ulterior motive.

ulterior Meaning(s)

  • (s) lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)
  • (s) beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote
  • (s) coming at a subsequent time or stage

ulterior in News

  1. House GOP Leader Accuses Dem Leaders Of ‘Tap Dance’ To Block Pension Reform

    Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross said Wednesday that he believes there’s an ulterior motive behind the ongoing pension reform standoff between House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CBS Chicago

  2. Bob Williams: Dark money reigns

    Is the real problem the IRS? Or the dark political money and the campaigns to villify the IRS for ulterior motives?
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Record Searchlight

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