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1. affair

noun. ['əˈfɛr'] a vaguely specified concern.

Synonyms

  • matter
  • least
  • thing

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • hardware
  • malfunction
  • nonfunctional

Etymology

  • afere (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word affair


1. Noun, singular or mass
Your significant other may have questions about the affair, which you should answer as truthfully as possible.

Quotes containing the word affair


1. There has always been this narrator in me - I loved ideas, and part of the great love affair I would have with ideas consisted of talking about them.
- Jason Silva

2. When people get married because they think it's a long-time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

3. If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
- Ray Bradbury

2. affair

noun. ['əˈfɛr'] a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship.

Synonyms

  • intimacy
  • sexual relationship
  • involvement
  • amour
  • affaire

Antonyms

  • inattention
  • sorrow
  • unfriendliness
  • non-involvement

Etymology

  • afere (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. affair

noun. ['əˈfɛr'] a vaguely specified social event.

Synonyms

  • fundraiser
  • occasion
  • photo op
  • photo opportunity
  • ceremonial
  • celebration
  • party
  • ceremonial occasion
  • social event
  • ceremony
  • function
  • observance
  • jubilation
  • sleepover
  • social occasion

Antonyms

  • uselessness
  • inutility
  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance

Etymology

  • afere (Middle English (1100-1500))
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