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Synonyms for affair
əˈfɛər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matter, affair, thing(noun)

    a vaguely specified concern

    "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"

    Synonyms:
    issue, liaison, affaire, thing, topic, intimacy, function, social occasion, social function, matter, amour, subject, involvement, occasion

  2. affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amour(noun)

    a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

    Synonyms:
    affaire, social function, engagement, amour, involution, participation, function, matter, inter-group communication, liaison, thing, occasion, involvement, familiarity, social occasion, link, intimacy, closeness, contact, interest

  3. affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function(noun)

    a vaguely specified social event

    "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"

    Synonyms:
    routine, map, subprogram, single-valued function, social function, use, procedure, amour, subroutine, role, function, matter, social occasion, liaison, thing, occasion, involvement, juncture, affaire, part, intimacy, purpose, mathematical function, office, mapping

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affair

    Conflict is a general word which describes opponents, whether individuals or hosts, as dashed together. One continuous conflict between entire armies is a battle. Another battle may be fought upon the same field after a considerable interval; or a new battle may follow immediately, the armies meeting upon a new field. An action is brief and partial; a battle may last for days. Engagement is a somewhat formal expression for battle; as, it was the commander's purpose to avoid a general engagement. A protracted war, including many battles, may be a stubborn contest. Combat, originally a hostile encounter between individuals, is now used also for extensive engagements. A skirmish is between small detachments or scattered troops. An encounter may be either purposed or accidental, between individuals or armed forces. Fight is a word of less dignity than battle; we should not ordinarily speak of Waterloo as a fight, unless where the word is used in the sense of fighting; as, I was in the thick of the fight.

    Synonyms:
    action, battle, bout, combat, conflict, contest, encounter, engagement, fight, passage of arms, skirmish, strife

    Antonyms:
    armistice, concord, peace, suspension of hostilities, truce

    Preposition:
    A battle of giants; battle between armies; a battle for life, against invaders; a battle to the death; the battle of (more rarely at) Marathon.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affair

    Synonyms:
    matter, business, concern, subject, topic, transaction

    Antonyms:
    detail, item, point, feature, circumstance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affair(n.)

    Synonyms:
    business, concern, matter, circumstance, question, subject

  2. affair(n.)

    Synonyms:
    event, occurrence, incident, transaction, proceeding, performance

  3. affair(n.)

    Synonyms:
    battle, engagement, combat, conflict, contest, encounter, rencontre, collision, skirmish, brush

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Australian
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How to use affair in a sentence?

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    While bills are being brought into the House of Commons to regulate every thing, from the sweeps crying "sweep," to "emancipation, vote by ballot, and free trade," is there no county member whose "time and talents'' are devoted to "domestic policy," who will bring in a bill "for the better regulation of the marriage ceremony," and put the canonical hours later in the day ? at all events, could there not be a special clause in favour of London ? A spring morning there is the very reverse of Thomson's description ; for "delicious mildness" read "a cutting east wind;" and for "veiled in roses" substitute "smoke and fog." The streets are given up to the necessities of life — to the milkman with his cans, the butcher with his tray, the baker with his basket ; all belong to the material portion of existence. Now, marriage is (or ought to be) an affair of affections, sentiments, &c. The legislature ought to give it the full benefit of moonlight and wax-candles.

  2. Farris Wilks:

    America has always been a land of opportunity. Its the one place on earth where you can go from building brick walls in the Texas heat to the kind of success my brother and I have achieved, ted Cruz believes in the opportunity society, he believes in the dignity of hard work, and hes not afraid to fight for what he believes in. The Wilkses are not the only billionaires backing Cruz. Reclusive hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer gave $11 million; Texas energy investor Toby Neugebauer gave $10 million. Mercer has declined to comment on why he is supporting Cruz, while Neugebauer backs Cruz for his track record promoting conservative causes and opposing the federal debt. Despite the large donations, Cruz is not among the leaders of the Republican race. A Reuters/Ipsos poll on Sept. 8 showed him in fourth place among Republican voters at 5.5 percent, tied with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. . PRAYING FOR CRUZ. The day after President Barack Obama won a second term, I was pretty bummed out, Farris Wilks told congregants in a sermon on Nov. 7, 2012, a recording of which was provided by Peter Montgomery, a senior fellow with the equal rights group People for the American Way. I do believe that our country died that Tuesday night, Wilks said. Less than a year later, Farris found himself in the ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa, where Cruz stood with head bowed in a prayer circle, surrounded by evangelical Christians. Cruz was among the political headliners at a Pastors and Pews conference, an annual, closed-door affair that now occurs in roughly 14 states and is organized by Christian nationalist David Lane. The born-again Lane, a self-described former wild man of drugs, wine, women and song, believes the Bible should be the primary textbook in public schools and that judges who favor same-sex marriage should be impeached. He says people who embrace homosexual marriage, along with pagan public schools, pagan higher learning and pagan media, are creating Americas downfall with their multiracial false gods. One of Lanes major aims is to motivate at least 1,000 pastors to run for office in 2016. Polling shows there are 65 million to 80 million evangelical Christians but only a quarter of them vote. Getting 5 percent more registered and voting would, according to Lane, put a conservative in the White House. Asked about the Wilks brothers' financial support for Cruz, Lane said in an interview:.

  3. Alencar Burti:

    An impeachment is a traumatic affair that affects the political and business arenas at a time when Brazil is struggling to regain its credibility abroad, what matters now is saving our country. We need to find a solution above personal interests.

  4. Reg Baker:

    It sounds like another out-of-control family affair, it is totally out of sync with charitable organizations best practices.

  5. W. Somerset Maugham:

    Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

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Translations for affair

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  • علاقة غراميةArabic
  • връзка, работа, дело, схватка, въпросBulgarian
  • záležitost, poměrCzech
  • Ding, Beziehung, Angelegenheit, Affäre, ScharmützelGerman
  • θέμα, υπόθεση, συμπλοκή, ζήτημα, πατέντα, ερωτοδουλειά, ερωτική σχέσηGreek
  • aĵo, aferoEsperanto
  • asunto, amorío, aventura, negocioSpanish
  • esine, syrjähyppy, asia, selkkausFinnish
  • liaison, aventureFrench
  • פרשה, רומןHebrew
  • affareItalian
  • 情事, 恋愛関係, 事件, 不倫Japanese
  • ಸಂಬಂಧKannada
  • 불륜Korean
  • sakNorwegian
  • romansPolish
  • negócio, caso, afazer, coisaPortuguese
  • afacereRomanian
  • интрига, роман, афера, боестолкновение, связь, схваткаRussian
  • aferaSerbo-Croatian
  • விவகாரம்Tamil
  • indaba, udabaZulu

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