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precocity

[ pri-kos-i-tee ]

noun

  1. the state of being or tendency to be precocious.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of precocity1

1630–40; < French précosité, equivalent to précose (< Latin praecoci-, stem of praecox early ripening, adj. derivative of praecoquere to bake or ripen early; pre-, cook 1 ) + -ité -ity

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Example Sentences

For all his precocity, he still has a lot of growing up to do.

Born on March 29, 1769, he early distinguished himself by his precocity and his quickness of perception.

Her precocity was of a very unpleasant order, and caused her father a great deal of annoyance.

In reviewing them, the first point that strikes us is the precocity, or rather the spontaneity, of her poetic gift.

It seems that she was of extraordinary precocity, and very early attracted attention.

Such a combination of precocity and versatility stands quite unparalleled.

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