sequacious

[ si-kwey-shuh s ]
/ sɪˈkweɪ ʃəs /

adjective

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

Origin of sequacious

1630–40; < Latin sequāci- (stem of sequāx) following (akin to sequī to follow) + -ous
Related forms
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Examples from the Web for sequacity

  • What I mean is docility, ductility, sequacity—if there is any such word.

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British Dictionary definitions for sequacity

sequacious

/ (sɪˈkweɪʃəs) /

adjective

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 sequacity

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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