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Meaning of AMENITY

Pronunciation:  u'menitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions; "a well trained staff saw to the agreeableness of our accommodations"; "he discovered the amenities of reading at an early age"

AMENITY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: agreeableness
 Antonyms: disagreeableness
 See Also: pleasantness, sweetness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*men"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Amenities}. [F. am['e]nit['e], L.
amoenitas, fr. amoenus pleasant.]
The quality of being pleasant or agreeable, whether in
respect to situation, climate, manners, or disposition;
pleasantness; civility; suavity; gentleness.

      A sweetness and amenity of temper.       --Buckle.

      This climate has not seduced by its amenities. --W.

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