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Meaning of word ulterior from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

ulterior   adjective

Meaning : Lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed).

Example : Subterranean motives for murder.
Looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge.

Synonyms : subterranean, subterraneous

Meaning : Beyond or outside an area of immediate interest. Remote.

Example : A suggestion ulterior to the present discussion.
Without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior.

Meaning : Coming at a subsequent time or stage.

Example : Without ulterior argument.
The mood posterior to.

Synonyms : later, posterior