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Synonyms of affair in English:


  • 1 what my mum does in her spare time is her affair
    business, concern, matter, responsibility, province, preserve, interest;
    problem, worry, lookout
    informal pigeon, funeral, headache, baby, bailiwick
  • 2 (affairs) they aren't worried about their financial affairs
  • 3 this is a truly shocking affair
  • 4 I heard there were to be fireworks—it'll be a grand affair
    party, celebration, function, reception, gathering, soirée, event, social event, occasion, social occasion
    informal do, rave, bash, get-together, blowout
    British informal rave-up, thrash, knees-up, beanfeast, beano, bunfight, jolly
  • 5 the director and his secretary were having an affair
    relationship, love affair, romance, fling, flirtation, dalliance, liaison, entanglement, romantic entanglement, involvement, attachment, affair of the heart, intrigue;
    French affaire, affaire de/du cœur, amour
    informal hanky-panky
    British informal carry-on
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