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sɪˈkweɪ ʃəsse·qua·cious

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  1. sequaciousadjective

    Tending in a continuous intellectual direction; not rambling or discursive.

  2. sequaciousadjective

    Following along, especially in a submissive or unthinking way.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sequaciousadjective

    Etymology: sequacis, Latin.

    Orpheus could lead the savage race,
    And trees uprooted left their place,
    Sequacious of the lyre;
    But bright Cecilia rais’d the wonder higher:
    When to her organ vocal breath was giv’n,
    An angel heard and straight appear’d,
    Mistaking earth for heav’n. Dryden.

    Above those superstitious horrours that enslave
    The fond sequacious herd, to mystick faith
    And blind amazement prone, th’ enlighten’d few
    The glorious stranger hail! James Thomson.

    In the greater bodies the forge was easy, the matter being ductile and sequacious, and obedient to the hand and stroke of the artificer, and apt to be drawn, formed, or moulded. John Ray.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sequaciousadjective

    inclined to follow a leader; following; attendant

  2. Sequaciousadjective

    hence, ductile; malleable; pliant; manageable

  3. Sequaciousadjective

    having or observing logical sequence; logically consistent and rigorous; consecutive in development or transition of thought

  4. Etymology: [L. sequax, -acis, fr. suquit to follow. See Sue to follow. ]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sequacious

    sē-kwā′shus, adj. inclined to follow a leader: attendant: manageable: pliant: observing logical sequence or consistence.—ns. Sequā′ciousness, Sequac′ity, disposition to follow. [L. sequax, sequacissequi, to follow.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sequacious in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sequacious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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