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English adjective: competent

1. competent properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient

SamplesA competent typist.

Similarable, capable, effective, efficient, workmanlike

See alsocapable, efficient, qualified, skilled


2. competent adequate for the purpose

SamplesA competent performance.

Similaradequate, equal

Antonymsinadequate, unequal

3. competent legally qualified or sufficient

SamplesA competent court.
Competent testimony.

Antonymsincompetent, unqualified

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