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Synonyms for competent
ˈkɒm pɪ təntcom·pe·tent

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. competentadjective

    properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient

    "a competent typist"

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

  2. competentadjective

    adequate for the purpose

    "a competent performance"

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

  3. competentadjective

    legally qualified or sufficient

    "a competent court"; "competent testimony"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. competentadjective

    Synonyms:
    able, capable, qualified, endowed

  2. competentadjective

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

  3. competentadjective

    Synonyms:
    incident, belonging

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. competentadjective

    Synonyms:
    qualified, capable, efficient, proficient, able

    Antonyms:
    incompetent

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How to use competent in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Groome:

    Even the bishops themselves recognize they have lost their credibility in monitoring this dreadful crisis, without strong oversight by competent lay people, it wont be seen as credible.

  2. Labour Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz:

    I am deploying ... a fact-finding mission headed by Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad to meet with the workers, employers and competent authorities.

  3. Paulo Pinheiro:

    We can best aid the pursuit of justice at this time through targeted disclosure. We will share names and information about specific alleged perpetrators with state prosecution authorities that are preparing cases to be heard before a competent and impartial judiciary.

  4. William Hogarth:

    All the world is competent to judge my pictures except those who are of my profession.

  5. Vice President Joe Biden:

    We have to pick somebody, as the President will, who is intellectually competent, is a person of high moral character, is a person who is demonstrated to have an open mind, and is a person who doesn't come with a specific agenda.


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