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sequacious

[si-kwey-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. following with smooth or logical regularity.
  2. Archaic. following, imitating, or serving another person, especially unreasoningly.
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Origin of sequacious

1630–40; < Latin sequāci- (stem of sequāx) following (akin to sequī to follow) + -ous
Related formsse·qua·cious·ly, adverbse·quac·i·ty [si-kwas-i-tee] /sɪˈkwæs ɪ ti/, se·qua·cious·ness, nounnon·se·qua·cious, adjectivenon·se·qua·cious·ly, adverbnon·se·qua·cious·ness, nounnon·se·quac·i·ty, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Listen, O World, with ears attent, and eyes "sequacious of the—Truth-teller!"

    Punch's Almanack for 1890

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  • His details are always interesting, but he never succeeded in welding them into a sequacious and interrelated whole.

  • I do not propose to examine these two attendant or sequacious bills, which dangle at the tail of the other three.

  • The human race is gregarious and sequacious, rather than individual and adventurous.


British Dictionary definitions for sequacious

sequacious

adjective
  1. logically following in regular sequence
  2. ready to follow any leader; pliant
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Derived Formssequaciously, adverbsequacity (sɪˈkwæsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin sequāx pursuing, from sequī to follow
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Word Origin and History for sequacious

adj.

"given to following leaders," 1630s, from Latin sequac-, stem of sequax "that follows, following, seeking after," from sequi "to follow" (see sequel) + -ous. Related: Sequaciously; sequaciousness; sequacity (1620s).

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