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-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
se·quaci·ty (-kwăsĭ-tē) n.
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