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Related to affairs: Extramarital affairs
a. Something done or experienced; a matter or event: Preparing dessert was a messy affair.
b. A matter of personal concern: What I did is my own affair.
c. A matter causing public scandal and controversy: the Dreyfus affair.
d. A social function: The reception was a posh affair.
a. Transactions and other matters of professional or public business: affairs of state.
b. Personal business: get one's affairs in order.
3. An object or a contrivance: Their first car was a ramshackle affair.
4. A sexual relationship between two people, especially when at least one of them is married or in another committed romantic relationship.
1. personal or business interests: his affairs were in disorder.
2. matters of public interest: current affairs.
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|Noun||1.||affairs - matters of personal concern; "get his affairs in order"|
concern - something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
|2.||affairs - transactions of professional or public interest; "news of current affairs"; "great affairs of state"|
transaction, dealing, dealings - the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
international affairs, world affairs - affairs between nations; "you can't really keep up with world affairs by watching television"
politics - the activities and affairs involved in managing a state or a government; "unemployment dominated the politics of the inter-war years"; "government agencies multiplied beyond the control of representative politics"