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[si-kwey-shuh s]
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  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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Related Words

compliant, following, obedient, servile, subservient

Examples from the Web for sequacious

Historical Examples

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

    Punch's Almanack for 1890


  • 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


  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


"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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