What does the word precocious mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Precociousness.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Precocity.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Precociously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Developing unusually early; forward.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by William Somerset Maugham