Ulterior motive refers to an intention or a goal that is hidden or undisclosed. The word "ulterior" implies that there is something beyond what is apparent or visible. Its antonyms are "frankness", "transparency", and "honesty". When people have frankness, they are open, forthright, and have nothing to hide. Transparency refers to clarity or the state of being open and accountable. Honesty is the characteristic of telling the truth and being straightforward. These antonyms stand in contrast to ulterior motives, as they represent positive behaviours or attitudes that promote trust, sincerity, and moral integrity. By adopting such behaviours, individuals can build strong relationships and work towards common goals.
Antonym of the day
- aid, discourage, dissuade.