Definition of Amenity

1. Noun. Pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions. "He discovered the amenities of reading at an early age"

Exact synonyms: Agreeableness
Generic synonyms: Pleasantness, Sweetness
Derivative terms: Agreeable
Antonyms: Disagreeableness



Definition of Amenity

1. n. The quality of being pleasant or agreeable, whether in respect to situation, climate, manners, or disposition; pleasantness; civility; suavity; gentleness.

Definition of Amenity

1. Noun. Pleasantness. ¹

2. Noun. A thing or circumstance that is welcome and makes life a little easier or more pleasant. ¹

3. Noun. Convenience. ¹

4. Noun. (context: cartography) a unit pertaining to the infrastructure of a community, such as a public toilet, a postbox, a library etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amenity

1. the quality of being pleasant or agreeable [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amenity

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amenity (current term)
amenorrheal
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Literary usage of Amenity

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1. From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America by James Longstreet (1908)
"An Early War-Time amenity—The Author invited to diue with the Enemy—" ... He was disappointed when I refused to accept this amenity, and advised him to be ..."

2. Valuing Rural Amenities by United States Dept. of Agriculture (2000)
"The amenity of nature or the nature of amenity The relationship between the use of land and the amenities provided is not straightforward. ..."

3. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"... and sees much that is remarkable—Interviews of Dr. Rogers with Parma—Wonderful harangues of the envoy—Extraordinary amenity of Alexander, ..."

4. The New Rural Paradigm: Policies and Governance by SourceOECD (Online service) (2006)
"In particular, there are two principal types of policies to promote amenity markets: • policies to stimulate co-ordination between supply and demand; ..."

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