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af·fair

affair

 
 
pronunciation:
feIr
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an occurrence, event, matter, or happening.
It was a sad affair when the senator's son was kidnapped.
synonyms:
event, happening, incident, matter, occurrence
similar words:
business, episode, occasion
definition 2: (pl.) public or business matters.
As mayor, he is busy with the affairs of the city.
similar words:
business, concerns, matters, transactions, undertakings
definition 3: a party or social gathering.
Their wedding was the most exciting affair of the summer.
synonyms:
event, function, party
similar words:
occasion, reception, social, soiree
definition 4: a personal matter or concern.
The matter is private, and not your affair.
synonyms:
business, concern, matter
definition 5: a love relationship, often an illicit one.
He was sad when his long love affair ended, but then he met and married my grandmother.I heard that her husband is having an affair with the woman next door.
synonyms:
amour, intrigue, liaison
similar words:
adultery, relationship
definition 6: a controversial situation or occurrence; scandal.
Articles about the Watergate affair were in the newspapers every day.
synonyms:
scandal
similar words:
controversy, debacle, fiasco, furor
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