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pendulous

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adjective pen·du·lous \-ləs\

Simple Definition of pendulous

  • : hanging down and swinging freely

Full Definition of pendulous

  1. 1 archaic :  poised without visible support

  2. 2 a :  suspended so as to swing freely <branches hung with pendulous vines> b :  inclined or hanging downward <pendulous jowls>

  3. 3 :  marked by vacillation, indecision, or uncertainty

pen·du·lous·ness noun

Examples of pendulous

  1. <a cow with a pendulous udder>

  2. <a pendulous crystal chandelier dominated the ballroom>



Origin of pendulous

Latin pendulus, from pendēre to hang


First Known Use: circa 1605


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pendulous

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adjective pen·du·lous \-ləs\

Medical Definition of pendulous

  1. :  inclined or hanging downward




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