Love-affair definition

An intimate sexual relationship or episode between lovers.
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An amorous or romantic relationship or episode between two people not married to each other.
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A strong enthusiasm.

America's love affair with the automobile.

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The definition of a love affair occurs when two people become romantically and often sexually involved, and when the two people adore and are infatuated with each other.

An example of a love affair is when a boy and girl meet and begin to desire each other, spending a lot of time together and engaging in romantic and sexual behavior.

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An intense or eager interest in something.
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An affair; an adulterous relationship. Used colloquially to distinguish which type of affair, leaving less room for doubt.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
love-affair
Plural:
love-affairs