Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun affair

3 senses of affair

Sense 1
matter, affair, thing -- (a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well")
       => concern -- (something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern")

Sense 2
affair, affaire, intimacy, liaison, involvement, amour -- (a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship)
       => sexual relationship -- (a relationship involving sexual intimacy)

Sense 3
affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function -- (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")
       => social event -- (an event characteristic of persons forming groups)

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