Borrowed from Latin pendulus (“pendant”), from pendō (“to hang down”).
pendulous (comparative more pendulous, superlative most pendulous)
- Hanging from, or as if from, a support.
1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 103:
The prehistorian Andre Leroi-Gourhan has identified it as "a woman holding a bison horn." With her large pendulous breasts, great stomach, and immense hips, this Paleolithic Madonna is of a type found with countless other figurines in excavations from Spain to the Soviet Union.
- indecisive or hesitant
- (biology) having branches etc. that bend downwards; drooping or weeping