V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. an item or pleasantry which increases comfort, niceness, or pleasantness; 2. the quality of being pleasant or agreeable
Synonyms: convenience, facility, comfort, enrichment, frill, luxury, pleasantness, amiability, cordiality, agreeability
Antonyms: discomfort, squalor, unpleasantness, rudeness
Tips: Amenity is derived from the Latin amoenus, "pleasant." It is related to the word amenable, which describes a pleasant or agreeable person. Amenity is used to describe something that makes an environment pleasant and friendly, either indoors or outdoors.
There were so many wonderful amenities in our hotel that we felt quite spoiled. (luxuries, frills)
The new park features amenities such as tennis courts, a restaurant, and a duck pond. (enrichments, facilities)
The meeting with my boss began with some tension, but ended in perfect amenity. (cordiality, agreeability)
The gym where I work out has many nice amenities, including a sauna and steam room. (facilities, comforts)
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