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Meaning & Definition of Affair in English

English

Affair

/əfɛr/

noun

1. A vaguely specified concern

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

2. A usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • affair
  • ,
  • occasion
  • ,
  • social occasion
  • ,
  • function
  • ,
  • social function

Examples of using

She's having an affair with her boss.
I don't want to be involved in this affair.
I cannot refrain from expressing my opinion about the affair.