Meaning of mutual

mutual




If the feeling is mutual, both of you feel the same the way, like a mutual admiration society. Mutual means shared. In finance it is used to describe trusts or funds that pool the money of many investors to buy securities.

Mutual is a word to describe something two people or groups share. Nations will engage in a policy of mutual support; co-workers make a mutual effort; two businesses reach a mutual understanding. It’s a good thing, being mutual. Mutual consent means you and your partner agree to do something together, be it composting your refuse in the backyard or dressing in furry mascot costumes for kicks. If something is mutual, it’s okay with everyone involved.

Definitions of mutual
  1. adjective

    common to or shared by two or more parties

    “the
    mutual interests of management and labor”
    synonyms:

    common

    shared

    have in common; held or experienced in common
  2. adjective

    concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return

    mutual respect”
    synonyms:

    reciprocal

    bilateral

    affecting or undertaken by two parties
    trilateral

    involving three parties
    correlative

    expressing a reciprocal or complementary relation
    interactional, interactive

    capable of acting on or influencing each other
    reciprocative, reciprocatory

    moving alternately backward and forward
    reciprocative, reciprocatory

    given or done or owed to each other
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    Antonyms:

    nonreciprocal

    not reciprocal
    nonreciprocating

    not moving alternately forward and backward
    unanswered, unreciprocated, unrequited

    not returned in kind
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