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Definition of "pendent" [pend•ent]

  • Hanging down; dangling; suspended. (adjective)
  • Projecting; overhanging. (adjective)
  • Awaiting settlement; pending. (adjective)
  • Variant of pendant1. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pendent" in a sentence
  • "This week reaffirms that America's public discourse remains shrouded under a right-wing paradigm, for which many of us remain codependent enablers."
  • "But people in codependent relationships can quickly spiral into destructive, dysfunctional patterns of behavior."
  • "Hams and bacon hung pendent from the heavy rafters, and a line of dish towels and clean shirts behind the range suggested something of the modern cosy, or uncosy, corner."