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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    adventure, case, matter, liaison, aventure, issue, fling, mistress, bond, conjunction

How to pronounce affair?

Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say affair in sign language?

  1. affair

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How to use affair in a sentence?

  1. Michael Avenatti:

    The president had effectively an extramarital affair slush fund that was administered by Michael Cohen and that he would just be expected to take care of these things, they were a regular occurrence. I mean, that in and of itself should be very disturbing.

  2. Alejandro Ortiz:

    Investors have a love affair with enterprise software companies, and with good reason. They continue to perform very well.

  3. Voltaire:

    Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated.

  4. Paul Hokemeyer:

    6 MYTHS ABOUT DATING OVER AGE 50, DEBUNKED Blaming outside factors, including you, does not count as taking responsibility. If they blame their partner or lack insight into their actions, chances are, they'll do it again, Sheri Meyers said. Why stay with a cheating spouse ? Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, a licensed marriage and couples therapist, told Fox News that couples who stay together after infidelity have compelling reasons to do so. They are invested in Your Relationship and don't want to throw away a history of success, the cheating event is either a one off occurrence or based on an implied understanding between partners. In other words, Sheri Meyers were both taking a break and agreed to date others at that time. 9 SIGNS SHE MAY BE CHEATING ON Sheri Meyers When a cheating spouse admits to being unfaithful, realizes the pain they've caused Sheri Meyers, and is willing to prove their commitment to the relationship every day, it is possible for a couple to heal and move past infidelity. Your Relationship will, no doubt, feel different. Your Relationship can find a new equilibrium, but Your Relationship will never go back to the way Your Relationship was before the cheating occurred. This is because our brain is wired to retain strong emotional experiences, Hokemeyer said. The partners have to find a new normal. One that doesn't ignore that the betrayal occurred while simultaneously finding a place for it in the narrative of Your Relationship. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS Tammy Nelson said the majority of people will know if Your Relationship is built to last through a breach of trust. Most people ultimately know when Your Relationship has a solid foundation and a loving connection — they know if Your Relationship can survive an affair.

  5. Mignon McLaughlin:

    We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.


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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