subterranean, subterraneous, ulterior(adj)
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
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
later(a), ulterior, posterior(adj)
coming at a subsequent time or stage
"without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to"
beyond what is obvious or evident
being intentionally concealed so as to deceive
happening later; subsequent
Origin: From ulterior, comparative of ulter.
situated beyond, or on the farther side; thither; -- correlative with hither
further; remoter; more distant; succeeding; as, ulterior demands or propositions; ulterior views; what ulterior measures will be adopted is uncertain
ulterior side or part
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ul-tē′ri-or, adj. on the further side: beyond: in the future: remoter, beyond what is seen or avowed.—adv. Ultē′riorly, in an ulterior or remote manner. [L. ulterior (comp. of ulter), that is beyond or on the other side.]
The numerical value of ulterior in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ulterior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our American partners use their own methods for their ulterior purposes.
This heinous act is done because of the (incorrect) beliefs of people and many of these beliefs often have ulterior motives behind them.
After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018, for those that would speculate otherwise, let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives.
Holly, you can tell, had this ulterior motive every minute being at the Mansion, and that motive was -- it was clear as day -- she wanted Hef's kids, she wanted a piece of Playboy and she wanted to marry Hef for, obviously, his will.
True friends, love you unconditionally, have no ulterior motives, want what is best for you, are honest with you. True friends don’t always tell you what you want to hear. True friends tell you what you need to hear. True friends are a blessing.
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