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Synonyms for affairəˈfɛər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matter, affair, thing(noun)

    a vaguely specified concern

    Synonyms:
    issue, liaison, affaire, affair, thing, topic, intimacy, function, social occasion, social function, matter, amour, subject, involvement, occasion

  2. affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amour(noun)

    a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

    Synonyms:
    affaire, social function, engagement, amour, involution, participation, function, matter, affair, inter-group communication, liaison, thing, occasion, involvement, familiarity, social occasion, link, intimacy, closeness, contact, interest

  3. affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function(noun)

    a vaguely specified social event

    Synonyms:
    routine, map, subprogram, single-valued function, social function, use, procedure, amour, subroutine, role, function, matter, affair, social occasion, liaison, thing, occasion, involvement, juncture, affaire, part, intimacy, purpose, mathematical function, office, mapping

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affair

    Conflict is a general word which describes opponents, whether individuals or hosts, as dashed together. One continuous conflict between entire armies is a battle. Another battle may be fought upon the same field after a considerable interval; or a new battle may follow immediately, the armies meeting upon a new field. An action is brief and partial; a battle may last for days. Engagement is a somewhat formal expression for battle; as, it was the commander's purpose to avoid a general engagement. A protracted war, including many battles, may be a stubborn contest. Combat, originally a hostile encounter between individuals, is now used also for extensive engagements. A skirmish is between small detachments or scattered troops. An encounter may be either purposed or accidental, between individuals or armed forces. Fight is a word of less dignity than battle; we should not ordinarily speak of Waterloo as a fight, unless where the word is used in the sense of fighting; as, I was in the thick of the fight.

    Synonyms:
    action, battle, bout, combat, conflict, contest, encounter, engagement, fight, passage of arms, skirmish, strife

    Antonyms:
    armistice, concord, peace, suspension of hostilities, truce

    Preposition:
    A battle of giants; battle between armies; a battle for life, against invaders; a battle to the death; the battle of (more rarely at) Marathon.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affair(n.)

    Synonyms:
    business, concern, matter, circumstance, question, subject

  2. affair(n.)

    Synonyms:
    event, occurrence, incident, transaction, proceeding, performance

  3. affair(n.)

    Synonyms:
    battle, engagement, combat, conflict, contest, encounter, rencontre, collision, skirmish, brush

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

adventure, case, matter, liaison, aventure, issue, fling, mistress, bond, conjunction


Translations for affair

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • علاقة غراميةArabic
  • връзка, работа, дело, схватка, въпросBulgarian
  • záležitost, poměrCzech
  • Ding, Beziehung, Angelegenheit, Affäre, ScharmützelGerman
  • θέμα, υπόθεση, συμπλοκή, ζήτημα, πατέντα, ερωτοδουλειά, ερωτική σχέσηGreek
  • aĵo, aferoEsperanto
  • asunto, amorío, aventura, negocioSpanish
  • esine, syrjähyppy, asia, selkkausFinnish
  • liaison, aventureFrench
  • פרשה, רומןHebrew
  • affareItalian
  • 情事, 恋愛関係, 事件, 不倫Japanese
  • 불륜Korean
  • romansPolish
  • negócio, caso, afazer, coisaPortuguese
  • afacereRomanian
  • интрига, роман, афера, боестолкновение, связь, схваткаRussian
  • aferaSerbo-Croatian
  • indaba, udabaZulu

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