That it should be practicable thus to entrust one infant to another proves the precociousness of children.
There had been a sort of precociousness about the sweat-shop girl he remembered.
Poverty and necessity force this precociousness on the poor little brat.
When Brian started school, he foresaw and avoided all trouble, and delighted his teachers with his precociousness.
The story of his precociousness in artistic matters is certainly extraordinary.
He neighboured sagacity when he pointed that interrogation relating to Nesta's precociousness of the intelligence.
Is not its seeming wisdom rather the precociousness of what is destined never to go far?
The Poirier boy, in particular, had grown up with amazing rapidity and precociousness.
precociousness in early life often results in the attainment of sexual maturity at an earlier than average age.
He recalled an incident which happened when he was about eight years of age which led him to conceal his precociousness.
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.