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Synonyms for affair

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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.

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

    armistice, concord, peace, suspension of hostilities, truce

    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

    matter, business, concern, subject, topic, transaction

    detail, item, point, feature, circumstance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. matter, affair, thingnoun

    a vaguely specified concern

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

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

  2. affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amournoun

    a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

    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 functionnoun

    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"

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affairnoun

    business, concern, matter, circumstance, question, subject

  2. affairnoun

    event, occurrence, incident, transaction, proceeding, performance

  3. affairnoun

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

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How to use affair in a sentence?

  1. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Life is an affair of mystery; shared with companions of music, dance, and poetry

  2. Jerrold Nadler:

    That's an affair entirely for Congress ... administration witnesses have to come in and be examined as the committee sees fit.

  3. Utah Kate Lyn Sheil:

    The way I do prepare as an actor is usually a much more private affair, so there is a performative quality to all of that stuff, you have to take something that is internal and externalize it, because Robert needed to see it for the camera.

  4. Elizabeth Ochoa:

    Cheating is often the thing that brings people to treatment, and sometimes they are able to see it as a starting point for new ways of communicating and reformulating their marital goals, other times, it’s the final nail in the coffin. If the affair has gone too far emotionally or gone on for too long, it’s more difficult to get past.

  5. Lamine Diaby-Fadiga:

    I wish him a lot of success at OGC Nice and in his career. Maybe one day we will come across each other on a pitch and this affair will be merely a bad memory.

Translations for affair

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  • علاقة غراميةArabic
  • въпрос, схватка, връзка, дело, работаBulgarian
  • poměr, záležitostCzech
  • Ding, Scharmützel, Affäre, Angelegenheit, BeziehungGerman
  • ερωτοδουλειά, συμπλοκή, ζήτημα, πατέντα, υπόθεση, ερωτική σχέση, θέμαGreek
  • aĵo, aferoEsperanto
  • amorío, asunto, aventura, negocioSpanish
  • esine, selkkaus, asia, syrjähyppyFinnish
  • liaison, aventureFrench
  • רומן, פרשהHebrew
  • affareItalian
  • 恋愛関係, 不倫, 事件, 情事Japanese
  • ಸಂಬಂಧKannada
  • 불륜Korean
  • sakNorwegian
  • romansPolish
  • caso, negócio, afazer, coisaPortuguese
  • afacereRomanian
  • афера, схватка, связь, боестолкновение, интрига, романRussian
  • aferaSerbo-Croatian
  • விவகாரம்Tamil
  • udaba, indabaZulu

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