Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Developing unusually early; forward.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "precocious":

  1. He was a beautiful and precocious child, who at six years of age could read, draw, dance, and declaim the best poetry with fine effect and appreciation; report says, also, that he had been taught to stand on a chair and pledge Mr. Allan's guests in a glass of wine with " roguish grace." - "Selections From Poe", J. Montgomery Gambrill.
  2. He is the victim of confused thinking- precocious to a degree in some directions, but very childish in others. - "The Spinners", Eden Phillpotts.
  3. There are dainty love- scenes between Soledad, the distressed maiden, and Juanillo, the flower- seller; and one, very Spanish, where the witty and precocious apprentice offers her his diminutive hand and heart. - "The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia", William Somerset Maugham.