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pendulous

[pen-juh-luh s, pen-duh-] /ˈpɛn dʒə ləs, ˈpɛn də-/
adjective
1.
hanging down loosely:
pendulous blossoms.
2.
swinging freely; oscillating.
3.
vacillating or undecided; wavering.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin pendulus hanging, swinging. See pend, -ulous
Related forms
pendulously, adverb
pendulousness, noun
semipendulous, adjective
semipendulously, adverb
semipendulousness, noun
unpendulous, adjective
unpendulously, adverb
unpendulousness, noun
Synonyms
1. dangling, drooping, pendent, sagging.
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British Dictionary definitions for pendulously

pendulous

/ˈpɛndjʊləs/
adjective
1.
hanging downwards, esp so as to swing from side to side
Derived Forms
pendulously, adverb
pendulousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin pendulus, from pendēre to hang down
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Word Origin and History for pendulously

pendulous

adj.

c.1600, from Latin pendulus "hanging down," figuratively "doubtful, uncertain, hesitating," from pendere "to hang" (see pendant). Related: Pendulously.

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