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amenity

noun

Definition of AMENITY

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>
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>
Related Words extravagance, nonessential; dainty, delicacy, nicety, treat; accessory (also accessary), accoutrement (or accouterment), bells and whistles, option
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>

March 29, 2015
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