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Synonyms for ulterior

lying beyond what is obvious or avowed

following something else in time

Synonyms for ulterior

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

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beyond or outside an area of immediate interest

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coming at a subsequent time or stage

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However, he finally persuaded Usanga to bide his time for a few more days of instruction, but in the suspicious mind of the Negro there was a growing conviction that the white man's advice was prompted by some ulterior motive; that it was in the hope of escaping with the machine himself by night that he refused to admit that Usanga was entirely capable of handling it alone and therefore in no further need of help or instruction, and so in the mind of the black there formed a determination to outwit the white man.
Either he had spoken in brutal mockery--or he had spoken with some ulterior object in view.
There are moments when the inner life actually "pays," when years of self-scrutiny, conducted for no ulterior motive, are suddenly of practical use.
But, he was particular in stipulating that if I were not received with cordiality, or if I were not encouraged to repeat my visit as a visit which had no ulterior object but was simply one of gratitude for a favour received, then this experimental trip should have no successor.
The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless: it is not loving; it has no ulterior and divine ends, but is destructive only out of hatred and selfishness.
There was no telling when the god's ulterior motive might be disclosed.
Her astonishing quickness of perception, detected a change in my voice, or my manner, when I put that question, which warned her that I had been speaking all along with some ulterior object in view.
You see, prince, for once in my life I wish to perform an absolutely honest action, that is, an action with no ulterior motive; and I think I am hardly in a condition to talk of it just at this moment, and--and--well, we'll discuss it another time.
Secondly, my conscience is perfectly easy; I make the offer with no ulterior motive.
The process leading to the making of the decision was accented with secrecy, and driven by ulterior motives and political considerations in a manner that violates the provisions of law and defeats the principles of the Constitution and the right to a fair administrative action,' the petition read.
Summary: New York [USA], Jan 19 (ANI): Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday said that Apple Inc did not have any ulterior motive iPhones with older batteries, claiming that all batteries age over time.
They have published misleading advertisements for the appointments of BPS-17 and above with ulterior motive.
I've spoken to a few actresses I've had to kiss over the years, and they all say the same thing: Because I'm gay, there's no part of their brain that thinks I might have an ulterior motive.
Certain elements having ulterior motives are trying to create confusions.
According to a statement on Wednesday, he said that terrorists would not succeed to achieve their ulterior motives.