Definition of pendulous :
1. Depending; pendent loosely; hanging; swinging.
2. Inclined or hanging downwards, as a flower on a recurved stalk, or an ovule which hangs from the upper part of the ovary.
3. Wavering; unstable; doubtful.
flagging, lachrymose, indecisive, cernuous, weeping, nodding, dolourous, dangly, hang, tentative, swinging, pensile, tearful, shilly-shally, decide, drooping, vacillatory, sagging, halting, irresolute, timid, vacillant, dangling, hesitant, dolorous, unerect, droopy
pendulous (part of speech: adjective)
- His features, naturally coarse and exaggerated, bear evident traces of self- indulgence, if not of intemperance; that cruel sensual mouth would spoil a better face, and the effect of an unpleasantly sanguine complexion is rather heightened than relieved by crisp, strong reddish hair, coming low down on the heavy forehead, and framing the pendulous cheeks; his big, ungainly frame is far too full and fleshy for his years; one solitary sign of " race" shows itself in his hands, somewhat large, but perfectly shaped. - "Barren Honour: A Novel", George A. Lawrence.
- He sat bolt upright, his back supported against the wall, and his legs pendulous, within three inches of the ground, being too short to reach it. - "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.
- During pregnancy the abdomen tends to fall forward and slightly downward, and though it is in pregnancies after the first that this tendency is most marked, every prospective mother will be more comfortable if she wears some sort of support to counteract what physicians term a " pendulous abdomen." - "The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy", J. Morris Slemons.