amenity

[ uh-men-i-tee, uh-mee-ni- ]
/ əˈmɛn ɪ ti, əˈmi nɪ- /

noun, plural a·men·i·ties.

an agreeable way or manner; courtesy; civility: the graceful amenities of society.
any feature that provides comfort, convenience, or pleasure: The house has a swimming pool, two fireplaces, and other amenities.
the quality of being pleasing or agreeable in situation, prospect, disposition, etc.; pleasantness: the amenity of the Caribbean climate.
amenities, lavatory; bathroom: used as a euphemism.

Origin of amenity

1400–50; late Middle English amenite < Anglo-French < Latin amoenitās, equivalent to amoen(us) pleasing + -itās -ity
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amenity

/ (əˈmiːnɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

(often plural) a useful or pleasant facility or servicea swimming pool was just one of the amenities
the fact or condition of being pleasant or agreeable
(usually plural) a social courtesy or pleasantry

Word Origin for amenity

C14: from Latin amoenitās pleasantness, from amoenus agreeable
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