January 7th, 2020

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Tuesday word: Competent

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

Competent (adjective)
com·pe·tent [kom-pi-tuhnt]


adjective
1. having suitable or sufficient skill, knowledge, experience, etc., for some purpose; properly qualified: He is perfectly competent to manage the bank branch.
2. adequate but not exceptional.
3. Law. (of a witness, a party to a contract, etc.) having legal competence, as by meeting certain minimum requirements of age, soundness of mind, or the like.
4. Geology. (of a bed or stratum) able to undergo folding without flowage or change in thickness.

OTHER WORDS FROM COMPETENT
com·pe·tent·ly, adverb
non·com·pe·tent, adjective
non·com·pe·tent·ly, adverb
ul·tra·com·pe·tent, adjective
un·com·pe·tent, adjective
un·com·pe·tent·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO COMPETENT
proficient, capable, efficient, decent, skilled, qualified, adequate, adapted, appropriate, clever, complete, crisp, endowed, enough, equal, fit, fool, good, pertinent, polished

Synonyms
SEE SYNONYMS FOR competent ON THESAURUS.COM
1. fit, capable, proficient.

SYNONYM STUDY FOR COMPETENT
1. See able.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French ) < Latin competent- (stem of competens, present participle of competere to meet, agree). See compete, -ent

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