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- n. The condition of being precocious; precocity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being precocious; untimely ripeness; premature development, especially of the mental powers; forwardness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as precocity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules
But I could find no substantiation of her "precociousness" among any of her Port Arthur friends.
There are tales in Freeman's book of teachers squashing precociousness, of being so incredulous about a pupil's talent that they have ripped to shreds the child's work in front of the whole class.
On a precociousness scale of 1 to 10, Willow Smith is a 20 who makes sassy brother Jaden look like a 6 or a 7.
EV, which was more important to your precociousness, your innate intelligence or your father?
The phrase illustrates little African-American girls' precociousness as they attempt to comprehend and overcome the challenges adult African-American women face in their strategies for survival in an oppressive society.
Not just with Laura Linney (brilliant as usual) and Jeff Daniels, but the actors playing their children managed to pull off appearing smart without veering into precociousness.
You know, it has a lot of attitude and sort of a precociousness to it.
Little Black Dress charts eight decades of adaptations, parodies and pastiches from the femme fatales of 1940s film noir, through the miniskirted precociousness of the 60s Chelsea sex kitten, to the goths and power dressers of more recent decades.
Always known for her precociousness, Kagan went on to attend Princeton University where she studied history and was politically active alongside classmate and future New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer.
Nothing in his childhood, as the eldest son of a modestly successful country doctor, suggested what was to follow, except perhaps the combination of intellectual precociousness and a lack of love.