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Does the word "precocious" have a good or a bad connotation?

It can have both a good and bad connotation. In a positive light, it can refer to a child who is intelligent and aware of what is happening around them. It is more commonly used negatively, however, in regards to children who are overly impressed with their own talents, talk a mot about themselves, interactions between people and lack modesty. Supposedly in America it is more commonly used positively but in UK it tends to be a synonym for smart, but annoying.

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