ulterior
1. [ adjective ] beyond 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

Related terms: distant
2. [ adjective ] lying beneath what is revealed or avowed, especially being deliberately concealed
Synonyms: subterranean
Examples:

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

Related terms: covert
3. [ adjective ] lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)
Synonyms: subterraneous subterranean
Examples:

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

Related terms: covert
4. [ adjective ] coming at a subsequent time or stage
Synonyms: later future
Examples:

"the future president entered college at the age of 16" "awaiting future actions on the bill" "later developments" "without ulterior argument"

Related terms: subsequent
Similar spelling:   ulteriorly
  ulteriority
  ulatrophia