pendulous


pendulous

adjective

  1. hanging down loosely: pendulous blossoms.
  2. swinging freely; oscillating.
  3. vacillating or undecided; wavering.

adjective

  1. hanging downwards, esp so as to swing from side to side

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

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