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synonyms for competent

  • adequate
  • capable
  • decent
  • efficient
  • proficient
  • qualified
  • skilled
  • adapted
  • all around
  • appropriate
  • au fait
  • being a pistol
  • clever
  • complete
  • crisp
  • dynamite
  • endowed
  • enough
  • equal
  • fireball
  • fit
  • fool
  • good
  • know ins and outs
  • know one's business
  • know one's stuff
  • know the answers
  • know the ropes
  • know the score
  • no slouch
  • on the ball
  • paid one's dues
  • pertinent
  • polished
  • satisfactory
  • savvy
  • sufficient
  • suitable
  • there
  • up to it
  • up to snuff
  • up to speed
  • wicked
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antonyms for competent

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  • impotent
  • incapable
  • incompetent
  • inept
  • insufficient
  • unable
  • unqualified
  • unskilled
  • unsuitable
  • inadequate
  • inefficient
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How to use competent in a sentence

Beyond diagnosing what went wrong, I asked Wright what the federal government could have done differently and if he thinks a competent administration with a serious plan might’ve saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
“WE DID THE WORST JOB IN THE WORLD”: LAWRENCE WRIGHT ON AMERICA’S BOTCHED COVID-19 RESPONSESEAN ILLINGFEBRUARY 9, 2021VOX
Yes, I think what he is gong for is a sort of I’m-more-competent-and-would-have-gotten-all-this-done angle, as opposed to the who-cares-about-the-pandemic-just-open approach.
POLITICS REPORT: SCHOOL OF FAULCONERSCOTT LEWISFEBRUARY 6, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
My hope is that we’ll get another big emergency package and, finally, a competent vaccine rollout, and that we’ll be mostly back to normal by the summer.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE GAMESTOP BUBBLE BURSTS?PETER KAFKAFEBRUARY 2, 2021VOX
They were fully formed humans before motherhood and competent as mothers, and those with grown children continue to be independent folks accomplishing much.
IT’S TIME TO END THE TV TROPE OF THE NEEDY EMPTY-NEST MOMMICHELE WELDONFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A competent travel adviser would never send you into harm’s way.
HOW TO FIND A TRAVEL ADVISER AMID THE PANDEMICCHRISTOPHER ELLIOTTJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Every project they work on—cheese wedge, open dumpster, entire slice of pizza—is in their minds a secret referendum on whether they are in fact smart and competent.
HOW ANXIOUS RATS CAN TAP INTO THEIR INNER CHILL RATS: A LAB LESSON FOR PROFESSIONALSSARAH TODDJANUARY 23, 2021QUARTZ
I think that’s … It’s disarmingly powerful to be that way because she comes across as somebody who is very competent, very effective, very impressive.
THE BBC’S KATTY KAY SHUTS DOWN MEN WHO ‘TELL ME TO SHUT UP’EUGENE ROBINSONJANUARY 23, 2021OZY
Saved by the first ladyWhether these presidents were competent dancers hardly mattered, because all eyes were on their partners.
NOT ALL PRESIDENTS’ DANCE SKILLS ARE CREATED EQUALBONNIE BERKOWITZ, JOANNE LEEJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Instead, they embraced a strategy that was predicated on helping the Afghans build competent security forces and a functioning government that could win the backing of the Afghan people and hold off the Taliban.
AN UNUSUAL MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN, AND THE TROOPS WHO SUFFERED TO CARRY IT OUTGREG JAFFEJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If Watson is traded to a competent team, he would make it an instant Super Bowl threat — and if he does become available, all but a handful of teams should consider parting with significant draft capital and young players to acquire him.
WHAT TO KNOW FROM NFL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND: LAMAR JACKSON WINS AND TOM BRADY FINDS A WAYADAM KILGOREJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO COMPETENT

  • adept
  • adequate
  • adroit
  • agile
  • alert
  • apt
  • bright
  • capable
  • competent
  • cunning
  • deft
  • dexterous
  • easy
  • effortless
  • endowed
  • equipped
  • facile
  • fitted
  • good
  • intelligent
  • knowing
  • powerful
  • ready
  • smart
  • strong
  • worthy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.