- hanging down loosely: pendulous blossoms.
- swinging freely; oscillating.
- vacillating or undecided; wavering.
Origin of pendulous
Synonyms for pendulousSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for pendulousdangling, dependent, drooping, pending, suspended, unsettled, pensile, swinging, pendant, pendent
Examples from the Web for pendulous
Historical Examples of pendulous
His nose was pendulous and his eyes were closely set, with too crafty a look for honesty.The Strolling Saint
It is readily distinguished by its flat horns and pendulous, hairy muzzle.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
Pendulous: drooping: hanging free, attached to one end only.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Seeds compressed, pendulous, prolonged in a membranous wing.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
This attention does not stop at the pendulous and loose prepuce.History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present
Peter Charles Remondino
- hanging downwards, esp so as to swing from side to side
Word Origin for pendulous
c.1600, from Latin pendulus "hanging down," figuratively "doubtful, uncertain, hesitating," from pendere "to hang" (see pendant). Related: Pendulously.