Advertisement

pendulous (adj.)

"hanging loosely or swinging freely from a fixed point above," c. 1600, from Latin pendulus "hanging down," figuratively "doubtful, uncertain, hesitating," from pendere "to hang" (from PIE root *(s)pen- "to draw, stretch, spin") + -ous. Related: Pendulously; pendulousness.

Others Are Reading

Advertisement
Definitions of pendulous from WordNet

pendulous (adj.)
having branches or flower heads that bend downward;
the pendulous branches of a weeping willow
Synonyms: cernuous / drooping / nodding / weeping
From wordnet.princeton.edu