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pendulous

[ pen-juh-luhs, pen-duh- ]
/ ˈpɛn dʒə ləs, ˈpɛn də- /
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adjective
hanging down loosely: pendulous blossoms.
swinging freely; oscillating.
vacillating or undecided; wavering.

OTHER WORDS FOR pendulous

1 dangling, drooping, pendent, sagging.
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Origin of pendulous

First recorded in 1595–1605, pendulous is from the Latin word pendulus hanging, swinging. See pend, -ulous

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British Dictionary definitions for pendulous

pendulous
/ (ˈpɛndjʊləs) /

adjective
hanging downwards, esp so as to swing from side to side

Derived forms of pendulous

pendulously, adverbpendulousness, noun

Word Origin for pendulous

C17: from Latin pendulus, from pendēre to hang down
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