The budding relationship between the ornery sexagenarian and the precocious young child ultimately gives the film its momentum.
He also has a precocious attraction to his favorite nurse, Ingrid, who sings to him every night in a “plaintive voice.”
He is only 47 years old, but to me seemed older than that: a man of precocious aspect and judgment.
In their place stands the quiet, nearly stagnant saga of the long-suffering Mamelin family and their precocious, subdued son.
By her late twenties Irène Némirovsky was a precocious, bestselling, and critically acclaimed novelist.
Matilda was most precocious in—at least—one way: she could repeat grown-up observations of wonderful length.
Many of our greatest divines have been anything but precocious.
The Church Fathers unanimously deplore the precocious decay of the Christian world.
Her mother tried to frighten her; but the child was too precocious.
He was not a prodigy, nor was he in the least precocious, though his gifts were as evident as they were various.
appearing early, as flowers; early in development
Latin prae- + coquere 'to cook'
1640s, "developed before the usual time" (of plants), with -ous + Latin praecox (genitive praecocis) "maturing early," from prae "before" (see pre-) + coquere "to ripen," literally "to cook" (see cook (n.)). Originally of flowers or fruits. Figurative use, of persons, dates from 1670s. Related: Precociously; precociousness.
precocious pre·co·cious (prĭ-kō'shəs)
Showing unusually early development or maturity.