love affair

noun

Definition of love affair

1 : a romantic attachment or episode between lovers
2 : a lively enthusiasm America's love affair with baseball

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Synonyms for love affair

Synonyms

affair (also affaire), amour, fling, love, romance

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Examples of love affair in a Sentence

the tabloids feel obliged to keep us informed of the love affairs of celebrities, whether we care to know or not a group of young men united by their love affair with the muscle car

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Told largely from Cleo’s perspective, the film focuses on her daily work around the house and her stressful love affair with a local martial artist. Noel Murray, The Verge, "The first film by Roma director Alfonso Cuarón is streaming on Netflix," 23 Nov. 2018 This is showstopping energy, Aquarius, and you’re being asked to claim the center stage in your love affairs. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes October 2018," 3 Oct. 2018 Based on the 1877 classic of the same name, Anna Karenina tells the tragic story of a married Russian aristocrat and her love affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "15 Sad Movies to Watch on Netflix for When You Need a Good Cry," 28 Aug. 2018 This love affair with Kit Kat played no small part in my Japan travel plans. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Yes, we flew to Japan to watch someone pour liquid nitrogen on custom Kit Kats," 28 Oct. 2018 Since then, Mr Trump’s love affair with the country of his mother’s birth has become if anything even more one-sided. The Economist, "How women and children might save golf in Scotland," 5 July 2018 At the same time, Haney’s love affair with Nike was souring. Nora Caplan-bricker, Outside Online, "Ty Haney Is the Queen of Athleisure," 5 June 2018 Here's my issue with this claim, whoever makes it — there is no such thing as accidentally getting a little too drunk and carrying on a passionate love affair. Diana Vilibert, Marie Claire, "Is Emotional or Physical Cheating Worse?," 19 Feb. 2010 But to Dreher, these skeptical Americans must be seduced into a love affair with Western culture. Sarah Jones, New Republic, "Rod Dreher’s Race Problem," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of love affair

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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love affair

noun

English Language Learners Definition of love affair

: a romantic or sexual relationship especially between two people who are not married to each other

: a feeling of great interest in and enthusiasm for something

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