Antonyms of adj ulterior

3 senses of ulterior

Sense 1
subterranean, subterraneous, ulterior -- (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"- Bertrand Russell)

INDIRECT (VIA covert) -> overt, open -- (open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots")

Sense 2
ulterior -- (beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote; "a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion"; "without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw)

INDIRECT (VIA distant) -> close -- (close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance")

Sense 3
later (prenominal), ulterior, posterior -- (coming at a subsequent time or stage; "without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to")

INDIRECT (VIA subsequent) -> antecedent -- (preceding in time or order)

Similarity of adj ulterior

3 senses of ulterior

Sense 1
subterranean, subterraneous, ulterior -- (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"- Bertrand Russell)
       => covert (vs. overt) -- (secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels")

Sense 2
ulterior -- (beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote; "a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion"; "without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw)
       => distant (vs. close), remote -- (far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics")

Sense 3
later (prenominal), ulterior, posterior -- (coming at a subsequent time or stage; "without ulterior argument"; "the mood posterior to")
       => subsequent (vs. antecedent) -- (following in time or order; "subsequent developments")

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