noun, plural a·men·i·ties.
Origin of amenity
Related Words for amenityfacility, comfort, improvement, convenience, enhancement, quality, luxury, advantage, service, frill, merit, extravagance, superfluity, excellence, virtue, betterment, enrichment, etiquette, amiability, gentility
Examples from the Web for amenity
Historical Examples of amenity
It was commercial amenity, but I had been a stranger to amenity in that connection.'Twixt Land & Sea
The form of amenity expected from her, in relation to her brother, was not exhibited.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
Every one has some amenity—some sweeter, gentler spot in the character.
Mr. Burnet describes him as remarkable for amenity as for probity and learning.Haunted London
She greeted Lothair with calmness but amenity, and took his offered arm.Lothair
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for amenity
late 14c., "quality of being pleasant or agreeable," from Old French amenite, from Latin amoenitatem (nominative amoenitas) "delightfulness, pleasantness," from amoenus "pleasant," perhaps related to amare "to love" (see Amy).