Synonyms and Antonyms of competent
1 having the required skills for an acceptable level of performance <any competent mechanic should be able to fix that> Synonyms able, capable, equal, fit, good, qualified, suitable Related Words accomplished, ace, adept, experienced, expert, master, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), proficient, seasoned, skilled, skillful, veteran; overqualified; prepared, schooled, trained; apt, ready, willing; all-around (also all-round), protean, versatile Phrases on the ball Near Antonyms inexperienced, inexpert, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful; unprepared, unschooled, untrained; beginning, green, new, raw, untested, untried Antonyms incompetent, inept, poor, unfit, unfitted, unqualified
2 being what is called for by accepted standards of right and wrong <the arbiter has all the necessary information to make a competent decision on the matter> Synonyms just, condign, deserved, due, fair, justified, merited, right, rightful, warrantedRelated Words applicable, appropriate, apt, fit, fitting, meet, proper, requisite, suitable; lawful, legal, legitimate; accurate, correct, true; rhadamanthine, strict, stringent, uncompromising; equitable, impartial, squareNear Antonyms incoherent, incorrect, irrelative, irrelevant; improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, indefensible, unjustifiable, unreasonable, unsuitable; biased, inequitable, partial, unequal; arbitrary, despotic; illegitimate, unlawfulAntonyms undeserved, undue, unfair, unjust, unjustified, unmerited, unwarranted
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