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amenity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of amenity

  1. 1 an act or utterance that is a customary show of good manners <an unhappy, bickering couple who, at least in public, observe all the amenities of polite behavior> Synonyms civility, attention, courtesy, formality, gesture, pleasantry, politenessRelated Words honors; ceremony, observance, rite, ritual; decorum, etiquette, form, manners, mores, proprieties; addresses, devoirs, greetings, regards, respects; favor, grace, kindliness, kindness; protocol, rules

  2. 2 something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary <we don't need an expensive hotel with all the amenities—just a place to sleep> Synonyms luxury, comfort, extra, frill, indulgence, superfluityRelated Words extravagance, nonessential; dainty, delicacy, nicety, treat; accessory (also accessary), accoutrement (or accouterment), bells and whistles, optionAntonyms basic, essential, fundamental, must, necessity, requirement

  3. 3 something that adds to one's ease of living <that campground has so many of the amenities of home that it is best left to those who only like to pretend they are camping> Synonyms accommodation, comfort, convenience, creature comfort, luxury, mod con [chiefly British], nicetyRelated Words bonus, extra; benefit, help, service; anodyne, solace; delight, indulgence, joy, pleasureAntonyms burden, millstone, weight

  4. 4 the state or quality of having a pleasant or agreeable manner in socializing with others <at the nursing home Mr. Crawford's natural amenity charms the ladies and puts the men at ease> Synonyms affability, agreeability, agreeableness, amiability, amiableness, geniality, good-naturedness, good-temperedness, graciousness, niceness, personableness, pleasantness, sweetnessRelated Words amenability, complaisance, mellowness, sweetness and light; amicability, amicableness, amity, cordiality, empressement, friendliness, gemütlichkeit; benignity, gentleness, kindliness, kindness; cheerfulness, cheeriness, sunniness; civility, comity, considerateness, consideration, courteousness, courtesy, politeness, thoughtfulness; attractiveness, delightfulness, enjoyableness, likability, likableness, pleasingnessNear Antonyms boorishness, discourtesy, impoliteness, incivility, rudeness, ungraciousness; biliousness, cantankerousness, churlishness, crankiness, fussiness, grouchiness, grumpiness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, peevishness, petulance, testiness; contentiousness, contrariness, orneriness, quarrelsomeness, querulousness; hostility, unfriendliness; sourness, vinegarAntonyms disagreeableness, unpleasantness




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