Synonyms for affair:

Sense 1

love life, extramarital, party, deceive, dalliance, play around, love affair, cheat on, cuckold, fling, Adulterer, fidelity, in flagrante delicto, infidelity, relationship, unfaithful, event, adulterous, two-time, theme, love triangle, misalliance, soiree, courtship, adultery, monogamy.

Sense 2

faithful, romance, gala, flirtation, fact, fete.

Sense 3

bash, festivity.

Sense 7

celebration, lookout.

Sense 8




love affair


Sense 1 (noun)

case, duty.

Sense 2 (noun)

intrigue, dalliance, entanglement, love affair, relationship.

Sense 3 (noun)

incident, event, occurrence.

Sense 4 (noun)

celebration, soiree, party, bash, flirtation, festivity, DO, courtship, gala, fete, love life, work.

Sense 5 (noun)


Sense 6 (noun)

love, romance.

affair (noun)

thing, matter, involvement, social function, function, social occasion, occasion, affaire, intimacy, amour, liaison.

business (noun)

livelihood, vocation, partnership, enterprise, business, barter, negotiation, trade, proprietorship, career, calling, busy work, selling, assignment, situation, practice, position, industry, concern, activity, commission, posting, firm, venture, service, occupation, company, employment, merchant, profession, commerce, management, exchange, station, holding, job, transaction, market, specialty, corporation, labor, establishment, retailing, consortium, interest.

cognition (noun)

matter, thing.

complexity (noun)


festival (noun)


illicit sexual relationship (noun)

intimacy, romance, affaire, amour, love, fling, intrigue, liaison, relationship.

infidelity (noun)


love affair (noun)

dalliance, intrigue.

matter or business to be taken care of; happening activity (noun)

interest, episode, occurrence, duty, concern, profession, incident, calling, circumstance, hap, thing, event, transaction, happening, project, task, employment, assignment, topic, subject, undertaking, job, pursuit, case, avocation, occupation.

occurrence (noun)


social gathering (noun)


venture (noun)

exploit, maneuver, project, feat, adventure, task, performance, procedure, deed, scheme, initiative, endeavor, undertaking, pursuit, campaign, production.

Usage examples for affair:

  • A terrible affair, that." - "The New Tenant", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  • What was the cause of the affair? - "The Captain of the Kansas", Louis Tracy.
  • Tell me how you first heard of the affair? - "Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo", E. Phillips Oppenheim.

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