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a·men·i·ty / əˈmenitē; əˈmē-/ • n. (pl. -ties) (usu. amenities) a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place: heating is regarded as a basic amenity. ∎  the pleasantness of a place or a person: the exertion of amenity toward the boss.

amenity

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amenity pleasantness. XIV. — (O)F. aménité or L. amœnitās, f. amœnus pleasant. See -ITY.