Pendulous vs Dangling - What's the difference?

pendulous | dangling | Synonyms |

Pendulous is a synonym of dangling.


As adjectives the difference between pendulous and dangling

is that pendulous is hanging as if from a support while dangling is suspended from above.

As a noun dangling is

the act of hanging something so that it can move freely; suspension.

As a verb dangling is

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pendulous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • hanging as if from a support
  • indecisive or hesitant
  • (biology) having branches etc. that bend downwards; drooping or weeping
  • dangling

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • suspended from above
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of hanging something so that it can move freely; suspension.
  • The act of following or trailing around.
  • * 1866 , Mark Lemon, Falkner Lyle, Or, The Story of Two Wives
  • Falkner's quick-sighted honour would not have tolerated your brother's danglings at the skirts of beauty.

    Verb

    (head)
  • Derived terms

    * dangling modifier