Dangling vs Pensile - What's the difference?

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Dangling is a related term of pensile.


As adjectives the difference between dangling and pensile

is that dangling is suspended from above while pensile is hanging down, suspended.

As a noun dangling

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

As a verb dangling

is .

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

    pensile

    English

    Alternative forms

    * pensill (obsolete )

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Hanging down, suspended.
  • * 1658': However the account of the '''Pensill or hanging gardens of ''Babylon'' [...] is of no slender antiquity — Sir Thomas Browne, ''The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 165)
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