What does the word reciprocal mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Reciprocally.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Mutual; alternating.

Usage examples for reciprocal

  1. He loved, with an excess of passion, the lady of the Lord du Fayel, who felt a reciprocal affection. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  2. Instead of sitting down after tea and assisting Mary with her embroidery, as she usually did, Anna took a book and read aloud for the instruction and amusement of all; but most for the sake of Alfred- that he might feel with them a reciprocal pleasure, and thus be enabled to perceive that there was something substantial to fall back upon, if he would only consent to abandon the bewildering and insane delights to which he had given himself up for years. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  3. The utterance of his name shocked her womanly delicacy, but when it was coupled with a sentiment of admiration for her, and an intimation of the probable existence of something reciprocal on her part, it was with difficulty that she could restrain a burst of indignant feeling. – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur