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Synonyms for competent
ˈkɒm pɪ tənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. competent(adj)

    properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient

    "a competent typist"

    Antonyms:
    unworkmanlike, feckless, incompetent, inadequate, ineffective, inept, inefficient, unequal, unqualified

  2. competent(adj)

    adequate for the purpose

    "a competent performance"

    Antonyms:
    ineffective, incompetent, unequal, inefficient, inadequate, inept, feckless, unqualified, unworkmanlike

  3. competent(adj)

    legally qualified or sufficient

    "a competent court"; "competent testimony"

    Antonyms:
    ineffective, inefficient, unequal, incompetent, inadequate, unworkmanlike, inept, unqualified, feckless

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. competent

    Adequate, commensurate, and sufficient signify equal to some given occasion or work; as, a sum sufficient to meet expenses; an adequate remedy for the disease. Commensurate is the more precise and learned word, signifying that which exactly measures the matter in question. Adapted, fit, suitable, and qualified refer to the qualities which match or suit the occasion. A clergyman may have strength adequate to the work of a porter; but that would not be a fit or suitable occupation for him. Work is satisfactory if it satisfies those for whom it is done, though it may be very poor work judged by some higher standard. Qualified refers to acquired abilities; competent to both natural and acquired; a qualified teacher may be no longer competent, by reason of ill health. Able and capable suggest general ability and reserved power, able being the higher word of the two. An able man will do something well in any position. A capable man will come up to any ordinary demand. We say an able orator, a capable accountant.

    Synonyms:
    able, adapted, adequate, capable, commensurate, equal, fit, fitted, fitting, qualified, satisfactory, sufficient, suitable

    Antonyms:
    disqualified, inadequate, incompetent, inferior, insufficient, poor, unequal, unfit, unqualified, unsatisfactory, unsuitable, useless, worthless

    Preposition:
    Adequate to the demand; for the purpose.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. competent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    able, capable, qualified, endowed

  2. competent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    adequate, adapted, convenient, sufficient, suitable, fit

  3. competent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    incident, belonging

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. competent(a)

    Synonyms:
    qualified, capable, efficient, proficient, able

    Antonyms:
    incompetent

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How to use competent in a sentence?

  1. David Wessel:

    He goes from appointing boring, competent people to people who are more suited to be talk show hosts than central bankers, they say things that don't make any sense.

  2. Jared Kushner:

    We're not going to chase the Palestinians...the Palestinian leadership, you can't really treat them like they're a serious government, or capable or competent dealmakers, they'll do what they've always done, which is screw everything up.

  3. Mmusi Maimane:

    South Africa at this point deserves a diverse, competent cabinet that is not a negotiated settlement between factions, but instead a team of committed individuals who are ready to take South Africa forward.

  4. Michel Barnier:

    I think that the UK side, which is well informed and competent and knows the way we work on the EU side, knew from the very beginning that we've never been impressed by such a threat, it's not useful to use it.

  5. Alice Linehan:

    Does a child get a job because they can read well, write well and have competent math skills, or do they get a job for supporting gay marriage and gun control?


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