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pendulous

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Adjective
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pen=du=lous

CIDE DICTIONARY

pendulousa. [L. pendulus, fr. pendere to hang. Cf. Pendant, and cf. Pendulum.].
  •  Depending; pendent loosely; hanging; swinging.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Wavering; unstable; doubtful.  Atterbury.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Inclined or hanging downwards, as a flower on a recurved stalk, or an ovule which hangs from the upper part of the ovary.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

pendulous, adj.
1 (of ears, breasts, flowers, bird's nests, etc.) hanging down; drooping and esp. swinging.
2 oscillating.

Derivative
pendulously adv.
Etymology
L pendulus f. pendere hang

THESAURUS

pendulous

cascading, dangling, dependent, depending, drooping, falling, falling loosely, faltering, flowing, fluctuant, fluctuating, fluctuational, hanging, harmonic, hesitating, hung, libratory, nutational, oscillating, oscillatory, pendent, pending, pendulant, pendular, penduline, pensile, periodic, resonant, sagging, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, suspended, swaying, swinging, tentative, undulating, undulatory, vacillating, vacillatory, vibratile, vibrating, vibratory, wavering, waving, weeping, wobbly

ROGET THESAURUS

pendulous

Pendency

N pendency, dependency, suspension, hanging, pedicel, pedicle, peduncle, tail, train, flap, skirt, pigtail, pony tail, pendulum, hangnail peg, knob, button, hook, nail, stud, ring, staple, tenterhook, fastening, spar, horse, pendent, pendulous, pensile, hanging, beetling, jutting over, overhanging, projecting, dependent, suspended, loose, flowing, having a peduncle, pedunculate, tailed, caudate.

Oscillation

N oscillation, vibration, libration, motion of a pendulum, nutation, undulation, pulsation, pulse, alternation, coming and going, ebb and flow, flux and reflux, ups and down, fluctuation, vacillation, wave, vibratiuncle, swing, beat, shake, wag, seesaw, dance, lurch, dodge, logan, loggan, rocking-stone, vibroscope, oscillating, oscillatory, undulatory, pulsatory, libratory, rectilinear, vibratory, vibratile, pendulous, to and fro, up and down, backwards and forwards, hither and yon, seesaw, zigzag, wibble-wabble, in and out, from side to side, like buckets in a well.


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