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Related to ulterior: Ulterior motive
1. Lying beyond what is evident, revealed, or avowed, especially being concealed intentionally so as to deceive: an ulterior motive.
2. Lying beyond or outside the area of immediate interest.
3. Occurring later; subsequent.
[Latin, farther, comparative of *ulter, on the other side; see al-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
1. lying beneath or beyond what is revealed, evident, or supposed: ulterior motives.
2. succeeding, subsequent, or later
3. lying beyond a certain line or point
[C17: from Latin: further, from ulter beyond]
ul•te•ri•or(ʌlˈtɪər i ər)
1. intentionally kept concealed: an ulterior motive.
2. subsequent; future.
3. lying beyond or outside of some specified boundary: a suggestion ulterior to this discussion.
[1640–50; < Latin: farther; compare ultra-]
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|Adj.||1.||ulterior - lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed); "subterranean motives for murder"; "looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"- Bertrand Russell|
covert - secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"
|2.||ulterior - beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote; "a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion"; "without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw|
|3.||ulterior - coming at a subsequent time or stage; "without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to"|
subsequent - following in time or order; "subsequent developments"
ulterior[ʌlˈtɪərɪəʳ] adj → recondito/a
ulterior motive → secondo fine m