What does the word amenity mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Pleasantness.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Agreeableness; pleasantness.

Usage examples for amenity

  1. She was extremely absorbed in the luxury, the amenity, the smooth- working perfection of the life about her. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  2. That this terrible scourge has followed upon the destruction of the villas and gardens which once filled the suburbs of Rome, and that it did not always exist here, is evident from the account of Pliny, who says: Such is the happy and beautiful amenity of the Campagna that it seems to be the work of a rejoicing nature. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  3. The Government may, at any time, refuse to continue this amenity of flags of truce. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton