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.

Usage Examples:

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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