properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
"a competent typist"
adequate for the purpose
"a competent performance"
legally qualified or sufficient
"a competent court"; "competent testimony"
Having sufficient skill, knowledge, ability, or qualifications.
He is a competent skier and an expert snowboarder.
Having jurisdiction or authority over a particular issue or question.
Adequate for the purpose
answering to all requirements; adequate; sufficient; suitable; capable; legally qualified; fit
rightfully or properly belonging; incident; -- followed by to
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom′pe-tent, adj. suitable: sufficient: fit: belonging: legally qualified: legitimate.—ns. Com′petence, Com′petency, fitness: capacity: sufficiency: competent circumstances: legal power or capacity.—adv. Com′petently. [Fr.,—L. competĕre—com, with, petĕre, to seek, to strive after.]
Having the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge and skills for the role and responsibility.
She and her husband were so competent at their respective employment.Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'competent' in Adjectives Frequency: #896
The numerical value of competent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of competent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of competent in a Sentence
We are going to demand of this president that they come up with a plan and at least a few competent individuals who can connect these kids with their parents.
Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerably amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and convince his employer that he is going at a good price.
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.
People want Congress and the Senate to govern, they want them to be competent.
I think it is something the big airlines could and should work together on because I think it makes no sense for third-party price comparison websites out there, if the airlines were competitive and had a competent digital offering. Those kind of websites shouldn't exist.
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Translations for competent
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- способен, меродавен, вещ, компетентенBulgarian
- competentes, competenteSpanish
- etevä, pätevä, osaava, taitava, toimivaltainenFinnish
- comasachScottish Gaelic
- kaha, toa, matatauMāori
- bevoegd, capabel, bekwaam, competentDutch
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