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adjective. ['ˈkɑːmpətɪnt'] properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient.
Rhymes with Competent
How do you pronounce competent?
Pronounce competent as ˈkɑmpətɪnt.
US - How to pronounce competent in American English
UK - How to pronounce competent in British English
How do you spell competent? Is it compitent ?
A common misspelling of competent is compitent
Sentences with competent
The point of all this training is to be strong, competent and clear-headed in the face of adversity.
2. Noun, singular or mass
A combination of technical and trouble-shooting skills is crucial to being a competent hydraulic technician.
Quotes about competent
1. It is sound judgment to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star.
- Arthur Eddington
2. Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent
- Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power
3. The old man was peering intently at the shelves. 'I'll have to admit that he's a very competent scholar.'Isn't he just a librarian?' Garion asked, 'somebody who looks after books?'That's where all the rest of scholarship starts, Garion. All the books in the world won't help you if they're just piled up in a heap.
- David Eddings, King of the Murgos
adjective. ['ˈkɑːmpətɪnt'] adequate for the purpose.