Would you say the word precocious has a good or a bad connotation to it?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The word precocious has both a positive and negative connotation. For instance, in the positive light:
"A precocious talent".
In the negative light: "The precocious child is not liked".
However, it is not advisable to use precocious in a complimentary manner because over the years, this word has been used a derogatory way for so long, people have not been inclined or rather receptive to it once said to them. However, the word does have both a good and bad connotation to it, despite the negative outweighing the positive. Hope this helps ^^
- yogeshwargargLv 71 decade ago
A precocious child is very clever, talented or mature, often in a way that you usually only expect to find in an adult.
ex....She burst on to the world tennis scene as a precocious 14 years old.
No one will deny that it has no bad connotation to it.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
a precocious child mean some body who is fussy or acting too mature and can have -ve connotation. It aslo means an early maturing of talent and can be +ve.
- 1 decade ago
I think it can be both positive and negative. Precocious means acting mature early in life, especially in intellect and personality.
There's both positives and negatives to this in life, really.