Hanged vs. Hung - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Hanged (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of hang

  • Hung (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of hang

  • Hung (adjective)

    Suspended by hanging.

  • Hung (adjective)

    Having hanging additions or appendages.

  • Hung (adjective)

    Of a jury, unable to reach a unanimous verdict in a trial.

  • Hung (adjective)

    Of a legislature, lacking a majority political party.

    "hung parliament"

  • Hung (adjective)

    Of a computer or similar device, receiving power but not functioning as desired; working very slowly or not at all. The condition is often corrected by rebooting the computer.

  • Hung (adjective)

    Having large genitals (often preceded by an adverb, e.g. well hung).

Oxford Dictionary

  • Hung (verb)

    past and past participle of hang

  • Hung (adjective)

    (of an elected body) having no political party with an overall majority

    "a hung parliament"

    "in a hung council, his vote would be eagerly sought by either party"

  • Hung (adjective)

    (of a jury) unable to agree on a verdict.

  • Hung (adjective)

    emotionally confused or disturbed

    "people are hung up in all sorts of ways"

  • Hung (adjective)

    obsessed with or worried about

    "guys are so hung up about the way they look"

  • Hung (adjective)

    used in similes to refer to the size of a man's genitals

    "he's hung like a horse"

Webster Dictionary

  • Hung

    imp. & p. p. of Hang.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Hung (adjective)

    (usually followed by `with' or used in a combining form) having items suspended on or from a support;

    "walls hung with valuable paintings"

    "a vine-hung trellis"

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