from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Persisting in a continuous intellectual or stylistic direction: "I make these notes, but am tired of notes . . . I want something sequacious now & robust” ( Virginia Woolf).
  • adj. Disposed to follow another or others, as a leader.
  • adj. Slavishly unthinking and uncritical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Tending in a continuous intellectual direction; not rambling or discursive.
  • adj. Following along; attendant.
  • adj. ductile; malleable; pliant; manageable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inclined to follow a leader; following; attendant.
  • adj. Hence, ductile; malleable; pliant; manageable.
  • adj. Having or observing logical sequence; logically consistent and rigorous; consecutive in development or transition of thought.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Following; attendant; adhering; disposed to follow a leader.
  • Ductile; pliant; manageable.
  • Logically consistent and rigorous; consecutive in development or transition of thought.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin sequāx, sequāc-, pursuing, from sequī, to follow; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.

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Latin sequax, sequacis, from suquit ("to follow").


  • By which she did not mean a sequacious helpmeet to the Man of the House, picking up his dirty underwear and serving him Budweisers during commercials, but rather a partner in the management of a "small, diversified family firm," who is skilled in everything "from bread-making to beekeeping."

    The Way Of Love/1

  • Societies were founded, cities built, and countries cultivated by Orpheus and Amphion, and men of analogous fame, who wielded at will this mythic power, and made all the susceptibilities of nature "sequacious of the lyre."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

  • It seemed odd that after so long it would continue to be sequacious to trust what was experienced in either of the chemically induced realms but then, he asked himself, what choice did it have?

    An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

  • Closer to the market there were numerous people in a row like sequacious ants, all seeking bits of a distant morsel, but unlike ants these people sought for themselves and, even here, with their wallets as feelers.

    An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

  • Only months earlier he had been a sequacious adherent of it as an incorrigible womanizer, and yet now his actions were more impotent than a misfiring and his manhood was debunked by being sodomized.

    An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

  • At last a man as fat as a tub and as sequacious as a child wobbled toward this woman, 'Four'; but, according to the feelings of the god, Nawin, that drenched the ground that they stood upon lugubriously, the two were not meant to stand together.

    An Apostate: Nawin of Thais

  • The human race is gregarious and sequacious, rather than individual and adventurous.

    Horace and His Influence

  • While the tranquil Sabine Farm is his delight, well he knows that on the dark trail ahead of him, even Sabine Farms are not sequacious.

    The Precept of Peace

  • But this merely sequacious thought was promptly routed.

    The Avalanche

  • Emerson's meaning, owing to his non-sequacious style, is often very difficult to apprehend.

    Obiter Dicta Second Series


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  • The truthers are loud and loquacious.

    Their grip on belief is tenacious,

    But fervor distracts

    From an absence of facts

    And reasoning less than sequacious.

    May 11, 2015

  • Of course! No one else would do.

    May 31, 2007

  • What I lack in humility, I make up for in trustworthiness. I mean really, who else would you even consider following unthinkingly? If you've got to put your confidence in somebody, I'm your man.

    May 30, 2007

  • Ah, that's one of the qualities I like about you, uselessness--your humility. :-)

    May 30, 2007

  • That's always a bad thing. Unless the person being unthinkingly followed is me.

    May 30, 2007

  • Unthinkingly following others.

    May 30, 2007