Synonyms for competent

Synonyms for (adjective) competent

Synonyms: competent

Definition: adequate for the purpose

Usage: a competent performance

Similar words: equal, adequate

Definition: having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

Usage: she had adequate training; her training was adequate; she was adequate to the job; he was equal to the task


Synonyms: competent

Definition: properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient

Usage: a competent typist

Similar words: capable, able

Definition: have the skills and qualifications to do things well

Usage: able teachers; a capable administrator; children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable


Similar words: effective, efficient

Definition: able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively

Usage: people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...-G.B.Shaw; effective personnel; an efficient secretary; the efficient cause of the revolution


Similar words: workmanlike

Definition: worthy of a good workman

Usage: a competent job; the book is a workmanlike job with chronology and bibliography and index