Synonyms for (adjective) ulterior

Synonyms: posterior, ulterior, later

Definition: coming at a subsequent time or stage

Usage: without ulterior argument; the mood posterior to

Similar words: subsequent

Definition: following in time or order

Usage: subsequent developments


Synonyms: ulterior

Definition: beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote

Usage: a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion; without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior- G.B.Shaw

Similar words: distant, remote

Definition: far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship

Usage: a distant cousin; a remote relative; a distant likeness; considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics


Synonyms: ulterior, subterranean, subterraneous

Definition: lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)

Usage: subterranean motives for murder; looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge- Bertrand Russell

Similar words: covert

Definition: secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

Usage: covert actions by the CIA; covert funding for the rebels