Definition of affair


  • a vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to", "it is none of your affair", "things are going well". Synonyms: matter, thing.
  • a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship. Synonyms: affaire, amour, intimacy, involvement, liaison.
  • 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". Synonyms: function, occasion, social function, social occasion.

Related words

celebration, ceremonial, ceremony, fundraiser, jubilation, least, observance, party, sleepover.

Words nearby affair

affaire, affairs.

Rhymes with affair

air, altair, astaire, aware, bare, bear, beware, billionaire, blair, blare, care, chair, compare, concessionaire, dare, debonair, declare, despair, disrepair, doctrinaire.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • affair is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 12 points
  • affair is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 12 points
  • affair is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 12 points
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