Definition of Affairs

1. Noun. Matters of personal concern. "Get his affairs in order"

Exact synonyms: Personal Business, Personal Matters
Generic synonyms: Concern
Specialized synonyms: Dirty Laundry, Dirty Linen



2. Noun. Transactions of professional or public interest. "Great affairs of state"
Generic synonyms: Dealing, Dealings, Transaction
Specialized synonyms: International Affairs, World Affairs, Politics

Definition of Affairs

1. Noun. (plural of affair) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Affairs

1. affair [n] - See also: affair

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Affairs

affabilities
affability
affable
affableness
affably
affabrous
affabulation
affabulations
affadavit
affadavits
affair
affaire
affaire d'honneur
affaires
affaires d'honneur
affairs (current term)
affamish
affamished
affamishes
affamishing
affamishment
affatuated
affear
affeard
affeare
affeared
affeares
affearing
affears
affect

Literary usage of Affairs

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1. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"... as are best adapted to their respective circumstances and the present situation of public affairs, and as may induce them to carry the requisitions of ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"CONDUCT OF FOREIGN affairs BY THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY Direction given to the ... It cannot therefore be asserted with truth that the external affairs of ..."

3. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1902)
"The existing situation of Indian affairs will now be further developed for our ... Thirty years' work and experience in Indian affairs covering many ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"the Universities; Cooper's Annals of Cambridge University; Burner's Own Time, 1838, vol. iii. ; Luttrell's Brief Hist. Relation of State affairs ..."

5. Memoirs of the Duke of Sully: Prime Minister to Henry the Great by Maximilien de Béthune Sully, Walter Scott (1890)
"Troubles at Metz—Henry goes thither and banishes the Soboles—Other affairs transacted in this journey—Memorial against the Cardinal d'Ossat—Examination of ..."

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