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Pronunciation:  pri'kowshus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (botany) appearing or developing early; "precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias"
  2. [adj]  characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement"

PRECOCIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: advanced, early, gifted, talented
 Antonyms: retarded
 See Also: intelligent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pre*co"cious\, a. [L. praecox, -ocis, and
praecoquus, fr. praecoquere to cook or ripen beforehand; prae
before + coquere to cook. See 3d {Cook}, and cf. {Apricot}.]
1. Ripe or mature before the proper or natural time; early or
   prematurely ripe or developed; as, precocious trees. [R.]
   --Sir T. Browne.

2. Developed more than is natural or usual at a given age;
   exceeding what is to be expected of one's years; too
   forward; -- used especially of mental forwardness; as, a
   precocious child; precocious talents.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: a bit previous, advanced, ahead, bright, developed, early, far ahead, forward, gifted, half-baked, half-cocked, hasty, ill-considered, impulsive, intelligent, mature, not firm, overhasty, oversoon, precipitate, premature, previous, quick, rushed, smart, soon, too early, too soon, uncrystallized, unjelled, unmatured, unmeditated, unpremeditated, unprepared, unripe, untimely