Pendant vs Penchant - What's the difference?

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Penchant is a related term of pendant.

Pendant is a related term of penchant.

As nouns the difference between pendant and penchant

is that pendant is (architecture) a supporting post attached to the main rafter while penchant is taste, liking, or inclination (for).



Alternative forms

* pendaunt (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • (architecture) A supporting post attached to the main rafter.
  • (obsolete, in the plural) Testicles.
  • A piece of jewellery which hangs down as an ornament, especially worn on a chain around the neck.
  • (nautical) A short rope hanging down, used to attach hooks for tackles; a pennant.
  • The dangling part of an earring.
  • (obsolete) An appendix or addition, as to a book.
  • * Keightley
  • Many have been pleased with this work and its pendant , the Tales and Popular Fictions.
  • (fine arts) One of a pair; a counterpart.
  • One vase is the pendant to the other vase.
  • (obsolete) A pendulum.
  • (US) The stem and ring of a watch, by which it is suspended.
  • (Knight)




    (en noun)
  • taste, liking, or inclination (for)
  • He has a penchant for fine wine.


    * desire