- the state of being or tendency to be precocious.
Origin of precocity
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Related Wordsagility, perception, quickness, subtlety, brilliance, understanding, acumen, wit, sense, savvy, skill, judgment, intellect, knack, prowess, ability, ingenuity, intelligence, accomplishment, wisdom
Examples from the Web for precocity
For all his precocity, he still has a lot of growing up to do.Jonathan Krohn
July 4, 2012
Precocity is sometimes a symptom of disease rather than of intellectual vigour.Self-Help
Will you forgive me if I express amazement at your precocity, and congratulate you upon it?Bardelys the Magnificent
We have already spoken of the abundance and precocity of wrinkles in born criminals.Criminal Man
Precocity is the privilege of the American, especially the native of New Orleans.The Quadroon
And there is something very sad and very fearful in this precocity.Humanity in the City
E. H. Chapin
Word Origin and History for precocity
1630s, from French précocité (17c.), from précoce "precicious," from Latin praecocem (nom. praecox); see precocious.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper