Pendulous Definition

pĕnjə-ləs, pĕndyə-, -də-
Hanging freely or loosely; suspended so as to swing.
Webster's New World
Hanging or bending downward; drooping.
Webster's New World
Vacillating; uncertain.
Webster's New World

Hanging as if from a support.


Origin of Pendulous

  • From Latin pendulus from pendēre to hang (s)pen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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