Synonyms and Antonyms 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 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 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 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 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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