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Meaning & Definition of Affair in English





1. A vaguely specified concern

  • "Several matters to attend to"
  • "It is none of your affair"
  • "Things are going well"
  • matter,
  • affair,
  • thing

2. A usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

  • affair,
  • affaire,
  • intimacy,
  • liaison,
  • involvement,
  • amour

3. 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"
  • affair,
  • occasion,
  • social occasion,
  • function,
  • social function

Examples of using

She had an affair with her boss.
There was an air of mystery about the whole affair.
The dance was the most brilliant affair of the season.