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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


Antonymsincompetent

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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