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1. Highly impressionable or unquestioning, especially in following a leader or embracing an idea: "False philosophers ... have beclouded educated but sequacious minds" (John Gardner).
2. Coherent or flowing smoothly from one part to the next: "I make these notes, but am tired of notes ... I want something sequacious now & robust" (Virginia Woolf).

[From Latin sequāx, sequāc-, pursuing, from sequī, to follow; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

se·qua′cious·ly adv.
se·quac′i·ty (-kwăs′ĭ-tē) n.


1. logically following in regular sequence
2. ready to follow any leader; pliant
[C17: from Latin sequāx pursuing, from sequī to follow]
seˈquaciously adv
sequacity, sequaciousness n


(sɪˈkweɪ ʃəs)

easily led; servile.
[1630–40; < Latin sequāx, s. sequāc- following closely, pliant, derivative of sequī to follow; see -acious]
se•qua′cious•ly, adv.
se•quac′i•ty (-ˈkwæs ɪ ti) n.
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James Thomson watches a comet travelling across the sky, an event that provokes "Those superstitious horrors that enslave / The fond sequacious herd, to mystic faith / And blind amazement prone" ("Summer," lines 1711-13).
Yet a shapely and marmorcal oeuvre it isn't: fragments abound; so does weak poetry; much of the prose makes Emerson seem a model of sequacious lucidity; and a general dishevelment mars the work as a whole.