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 of amenity civility, attention, courtesy, formality, gesture, pleasantry, politenessWords Related to amenity 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 of amenity luxury, comfort, extra, frill, indulgence, superfluityWords Related to amenity extravagance, nonessential; dainty, delicacy, nicety, treat; accessory (also accessary), accoutrement (or accouterment), bells and whistles, optionAntonyms of amenity 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 of amenity accommodation, comfort, convenience, creature comfort, luxury, mod con [chiefly British], nicetyWords Related to amenity bonus, extra; benefit, help, service; anodyne, solace; delight, indulgence, joy, pleasureAntonyms of amenity 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 of amenity affability, agreeability, agreeableness, amiability, amiableness, geniality, good-naturedness, good-temperedness, graciousness, niceness, personableness, pleasantness, sweetnessWords Related to amenity 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 of amenity 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 of amenity disagreeableness, unpleasantness

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