What does the word mutual mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Mutually.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to both of two; reciprocally related.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Joint; common.

Usage examples for mutual

  1. It is only the smile of the intelligent human face, that can call forth this smile of the child in the first instance; but let this glad mutual recognition of souls take place once, and both parties will seek to repeat the delight, again and again. – Education in The Home, The Kindergarten, and The Primary School by Elizabeth P. Peabody
  2. They talked of a thousand things- talk full of mutual confession: of their former hostility, of what it was that had drawn their love to one another, of last night out in the storm. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  3. When the fatal morning came the brothers parted with complete cordiality and every outward expression of mutual contempt. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams