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.

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 of sequacity

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

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    R. D. Blackmore


British Dictionary definitions for sequacity

sequacious

adjective
  1. logically following in regular sequence
  2. 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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