[ si-kwey-shuh s ]
/ sɪˈkweɪ ʃəs /


following with smooth or logical regularity.
Archaic. following, imitating, or serving another person, especially unreasoningly.

Nearby words

  1. sepulchre,
  2. sepulture,
  3. seq.,
  4. seq. luce,
  5. seqq.,
  6. sequaciously,
  7. sequacity,
  8. sequel,
  9. sequela,
  10. sequelize

Origin of sequacious

1630–40; < Latin sequāci- (stem of sequāx) following (akin to sequī to follow) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for sequacious


/ (sɪˈkweɪʃəs) /


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

Word Origin for sequacious

C17: from Latin sequāx pursuing, from sequī to follow

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Word Origin and History for sequacious



"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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