HyperDic: ulterior

English > 3 senses of the word ulterior:
ADJECTIVEallulterior, subterranean, subterraneouslying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)
allulteriorbeyond or outside an area of immediate interest
allulterior, later, posteriorcoming at a subsequent time or stage
ulterior > pronunciation
Soundsahltih'riyer
Rhymesanterior ... worrier: 48 rhymes with iyer...
English > ulterior: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed).
Example "looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"- Bertrand Russell
Synonymssubterranean, subterraneous
BroadercovertSecret or hidden / hidden
Spanishulterior
Adverbsulteriorlyin an ulterior manner
English > ulterior: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningBeyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote.
Examples
  • "a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion"
  • "without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw
Broaderdistant, remoteFar apart in relevance or relationship or kinship
Spanishulterior
Catalanulterior
English > ulterior: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningComing at a subsequent time or stage.
Example"without ulterior argument"
Synonymslater, posterior
BroadersubsequentFollowing in time or order
Spanishfuturo, posterior, ulterior
Catalanfutur, posterior, ulterior

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