Definition of disamenity in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsəˈmiːnɪti/
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsəˈmɛnɪti/

noun (plural disamenities)

[mass noun]
The unpleasant quality or character of something: two rapidly growing sources of disamenity are air travel and tourism
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  • Interestingly, the marginal disamenity cost of noise fell across this range: in other words, as noise levels rise, each extra increment causes less extra disamenity than at lower noise levels.
  • And that has to override any ‘disamenity or disruption’ that may befall the unfortunate residents of Erris in the months and years ahead.
  • To be sure, one could also argue that visible drug dealing itself affects locational decisions on the part of entrepreneurs by functioning as a perceived ‘disamenity’.

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