Meaning of MUTUAL in English

/ ˈmjuːtʃuəl; NAmE / adjective


used to describe feelings that two or more people have for each other equally, or actions that affect two or more people equally :

mutual respect / understanding

mutual support / aid

I don't like her, and I think the feeling is mutual (= she doesn't like me either) .


[ only before noun ] shared by two or more people :

We met at the home of a mutual friend.

They soon discovered a mutual interest in music.

►  mu·tu·al·ity / ˌmjuːtʃuˈæləti; NAmE / noun [ U , C ] ( formal )



late 15th cent.: from Old French mutuel , from Latin mutuus mutual, borrowed; related to mutare to change.

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