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Definition of Precocious

Precocious

  1. Ripe or mature before the proper or natural time; early or prematurely ripe or developed; as, precocious trees.
  2. Developed more than is natural or usual at a given age; exceeding what is to be expected of one's years; too forward; -- used especially of mental forwardness; as, a precocious child; precocious talents.

Precocious Quotations

What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.
Pablo Picasso

The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants, and for peace like retarded pygmies.
Lester B. Pearson

Mr. Steven Bochco is a very wise man. After a many-monthed nationwide search to find a precocious teenage doctor, he hired me.
Neil Patrick Harris

I have a fondness for writing about precocious, troubled teenagers, who are alienating, but kind of endearing. It's from remembering so clearly that time in my own life. I experienced myself as more dramatically troubled than I was, but I just remember how it felt.
Ann Hood

I shall confess at the outset that it was only shortly after the beginning of this century that I entered active life - with a somewhat precocious capacity for involvement.
Rene Cassin
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Precocious Translations

precocious in Spanish is tempranal, precoz, tempranero

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