- adj. 隐秘的；别有用心的；将来的；进一步的；遥远的
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"
beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote;
"a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion"
"without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"
coming at a subsequent time or stage;
"without ulterior argument"
"the mood posterior to"
- This lever must serve some ulterior purpose.
- There was no ulterior motive in his proposal.
- I want to know what is our ulterior action.
The request was only preparatory to ulterior measures.出自： J. A. Froude