Synonyms of mutual
shared • The East and West can work together for mutual benefit.
common • They share a common language.
joint • They came to a joint decision as to where they would live.
communal • The inmates ate in a communal dining room.
reciprocal • They expected a reciprocal gesture before more hostages could be freed.
usage note:Mutual is sometimes used, as in a mutual friend, to mean `common to or shared by two or more people'. This use has sometimes been frowned on in the past because it does not reflect the two-way relationship contained in the origins of the word, which comes from Latin mutuus meaning `reciprocal'. However, this usage is very common and is now generally regarded as acceptable.
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commonIf something is common to two or more people or groups, it is done, possessed, or used by them all.
• They share a common language.
communalYou use communal to describe something that is shared by a group of people.
• The inmates ate in a communal dining room.
jointJoint means shared by or belonging to two or more people.
• They came to a joint decision as to where they would live.
Thesaurus for mutual from the Collins English Thesaurus
experienced or expressed by each of two or more people or groups about the other; reciprocal