pendulousness

pendulous

[pen-juh-luhs, pen-duh-]
adjective
1.
hanging down loosely: pendulous blossoms.
2.
swinging freely; oscillating.
3.
vacillating or undecided; wavering.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin pendulus hanging, swinging. See pend, -ulous

pendulously, adverb
pendulousness, noun
semipendulous, adjective
semipendulously, adverb
semipendulousness, noun
unpendulous, adjective
unpendulously, adverb
unpendulousness, noun


1. dangling, drooping, pendent, sagging.
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pendulous (ˈpɛndjʊləs)
 
adj
hanging downwards, esp so as to swing from side to side
 
[C17: from Latin pendulus, from pendēre to hang down]
 
'pendulously
 
adv
 
'pendulousness
 
n

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pendulous
c.1605, from L. pendulus "hanging down," from pendere "to hang" (see pendant).
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