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ul·te·ri·or

 (ŭl-tîr′ē-ər)
adj.
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- in Indo-European roots.]

ul·te′ri·or·ly adv.

ulterior

(ʌlˈtɪərɪə)
adj
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]
ulˈteriorly adv

ul•te•ri•or

(ʌlˈtɪər i ər)

adj.
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-]
ul•te′ri•or•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ulterior - lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)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
distant, remote - far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
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

adjective hidden, secret, concealed, personal, secondary, selfish, covert, undisclosed, unexpressed She had an ulterior motive for trying to help Stan.
obvious, plain, apparent, manifest, overt, declared

ulterior

adjective
1. Lying beyond what is obvious or avowed:
Idiom: under cover.
2. Following something else in time:
Translations

ulterior

[ʌlˈtɪərɪəʳ] ADJ ulterior motivesegunda intención f, motivo m oculto

ulterior

[ʌlˈtɪərɪər] adj [purpose] → ultérieur(e) ulterior motiveulterior motive narrière-pensée f

ulterior

adj
purposeverborgen; ulterior motiveHintergedanke m; I have no ulterior motive(s) for or in doing thatich tue das ganz ohne Hintergedanken
(rare, = lying beyond) → jenseitig

ulterior

[ʌlˈtɪərɪəʳ] adjrecondito/a
ulterior motive → secondo fine m
References in classic literature ?
Dimmesdale, at whatever risk of present pain or ulterior consequences, the true character of the man who had crept into his intimacy.
of his ulterior views in reference to the latter I say nothing) entirely to himself.
But, he was particular in stipulating that if I were not received with cordiality, or if I were not encouraged to repeat my visit as a visit which had no ulterior object but was simply one of gratitude for a favour received, then this experimental trip should have no successor.
Probably he had ulterior designs upon her lord and master or upon the fruits of their hunting.
That day at noon, after the bearings were taken, Captain Nemo mounted the platform, where I happened to be, and I was determined not to let him go down again without at least pressing him regarding his ulterior projects.
The consequence is that the Rocky Mountains and the ulterior regions, from the Russian possessions in the north down to the Spanish settlements of California, have been traversed and ransacked in every direction by bands of hunters and Indian traders; so that there is scarcely a mountain pass, or defile, that is not known and threaded in their restless migrations, nor a nameless stream that is not haunted by the lonely trapper.
When he learned, however, the amount of rich furs that had been passed into the hands of the Northwesters, he was outrageous, and insisted that an inventory should be taken of all the property purchased of the Americans, "with a view to ulterior measures in England, for the recovery of the value from the Northwest Company.
If Miss Bordereau suspected me of ulterior aims she would suspect me less if I should be businesslike, and yet I consented not to be so.
The poet, by an ulterior intellectual perception, gives them a power which makes their old use forgotten, and puts eyes and a tongue into every dumb and inanimate object.
You see, prince, for once in my life I wish to perform an absolutely honest action, that is, an action with no ulterior motive; and I think I am hardly in a condition to talk of it just at this moment, and--and--well, we'll discuss it another time.
The little princess, like an old war horse that hears the trumpet, unconsciously and quite forgetting her condition, prepared for the familiar gallop of coquetry, without any ulterior motive or any struggle, but with naive and lighthearted gaiety.
The Englishman attempted to dissuade him, but immediately the black became threatening and abusive, since, like all those who are ignorant, he was suspicious that the intentions of others were always ulterior unless they perfectly coincided with his wishes.