Amenities
Amenity 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. [1913 Webster]

A sweetness and amenity of temper. --Buckle. [1913 Webster]

This climate has not seduced by its amenities. --W. Howitt. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • amenities — Synonyms and related words: cakes and ale, ceremonies, civilities, civility, comforts, comity, conveniences, convention, courtliness, creature comforts, decencies, decorum, dignities, diplomatic code, elegance, elegancies, etiquette, excellent… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • amenities — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. See courtesy. II (Roget s IV) pl.n. Syn. civilities, courtesies, etiquette; see behavior 1 , courtesy 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • amenities — n. niceties, social graces; pleasantries a·men·i·ty || É™ miːnÉ™tɪ n. pleasantness; agreeability; affability …   English contemporary dictionary

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