Sequacious Se*qua"cious, a. [L. sequax, -acis, fr. suquit to follow. See {Sue} to follow. ] 1. Inclined to follow a leader; following; attendant. [1913 Webster]

Trees uprooted left their place, Sequacious of the lyre. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, ductile; malleable; pliant; manageable. [1913 Webster]

In the greater bodies the forge was easy, the matter being ductile and sequacious. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

3. Having or observing logical sequence; logically consistent and rigorous; consecutive in development or transition of thought. [1913 Webster]

The scheme of pantheistic omniscience so prevalent among the sequacious thinkers of the day. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

Milton was not an extensive or discursive thinker, as Shakespeare was; for the motions of his mind were slow, solemn, and sequacious, like those of the planets. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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  • sequacious — I adjective accommodating, acquiescent, adaptable, amenable, bendable, bending, compliant, deferential, dependent, docile, ductile, easily influenced, easily led, easily taught, easygoing, elastic, facile, fictile, flexible, flexile, giving,… …   Law dictionary

  • sequacious — given to following leaders, 1630s, from L. sequac , stem of sequax that follows, a follower, from sequi to follow (see SEQUEL (Cf. sequel)) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sequacious — [si kwā′shəs] adj. [L sequax < sequi, to follow (see SEQUENT) + OUS] easily influenced or led; servile; compliant sequaciously adv. sequacity [sikwas′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • sequacious — adjective Etymology: Latin sequac , sequax inclined to follow, from sequi Date: 1643 1. archaic subservient, tractable 2. intellectually servile • sequaciously adverb • sequacity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sequacious — sequaciously, adv. sequacity /si kwas i tee/, sequaciousness, n. /si kway sheuhs/, adj. 1. following with smooth or logical regularity. 2. Archaic. following, imitating, or serving another person, esp. unreasoningly. [1630 40; < L sequaci (s. of… …   Universalium

  • sequacious — adjective a) Tending in a continuous intellectual direction; not rambling or discursive. Orpheus could lead the savage race; b) Following along, especially in a submissive or unthinking way. And trees uprooted left their place; …   Wiktionary

  • sequacious — adj. inclined to follow, submissive; continuing in a sequential manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sequacious — [sɪ kweɪʃəs] adjective rare lacking independence or originality of thought. Derivatives sequaciously adverb sequacity sɪ kwasɪti noun Origin C17: from L. sequax, sequac following (from sequi follow ) + ious …   English new terms dictionary

  • sequacious — se·qua·cious …   English syllables

  • sequacious — se•qua•cious [[t]sɪˈkweɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. easily led; servile • Etymology: 1630–40; < L sequāx, s. sequāc following closely, pliant, der. of sequī to follow; see acious se•qua′cious•ly, adv. se•quac′i•ty ˈkwæs ɪ ti n …   From formal English to slang

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