1. competent

adjective. ['ˈkɑːmpətɪnt'] properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient.


  • able
  • efficient
  • qualified
  • effective
  • capable
  • skilled


  • incapable
  • incompetent
  • unskilled
  • inefficient

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Rhymes with Competent

  • ahrendt
  • ament
  • arendt
  • argent
  • bedient
  • behrendt
  • berendt
  • dissident
  • encampment
  • figment
  • forint
  • gunflint
  • ifint
  • imprint
  • lucent
  • milicent
  • millicent
  • myoscint
  • penitent
  • pertinent

How do you pronounce competent?

Pronounce competent as ˈkɑmpətɪnt.

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How do you spell competent? Is it compitent ?

A common misspelling of competent is compitent

Sentences with competent

1. Adjective
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

2. competent

adjective. ['ˈkɑːmpətɪnt'] adequate for the purpose.


  • adequate


  • inability
  • unable