Affairs - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈferz|
Brit.  |əˈfeəz|  British pronunciation of the word affairs
- this word is used as a plural form of the nounaffair

noun

- matters of personal concern

get his affairs in order

- transactions of professional or public interest

news of current affairs
great affairs of state

Examples

The ministry of foreign affairs

The company employs an army of lawyers to handle its legal affairs.

What a sorry state of affairs we're in now.

After the war, the government focused on its own domestic affairs.

They accused the U.S. of interfering in the internal affairs of other nations.

adulterous affairs between married men and single women

...the President was happy to leave the conduct of foreign affairs to his secretary of state...

She advises the President on foreign affairs.

I am not going to discuss my financial affairs with the press.

interference in the affairs of another nation

...that woman's besetting need to meddle in the affairs of others...

...she had several extramarital affairs with coworkers...

...repeatedly foregrounded his experience in international affairs in the course of his campaign for the presidency...

...the tabloids feel obliged to keep us informed of the love affairs of celebrities, whether we care to know or not...

...the appalling nescience of today's high schoolers concerning international affairs...

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