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competent

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1 having the required skills for an acceptable level of performance

  • any competent mechanic should be able to fix that
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on the ball

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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
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sufficient, enough, adequate, competent mean being what is necessary or desirable. sufficient suggests a close meeting of a need.
    • sufficient savings
enough is less exact in suggestion than sufficient.
    • do you have enough food?
adequate may imply barely meeting a requirement.
    • the service was adequate
competent suggests measuring up to all requirements without question or being adequately adapted to an end.
    • had no competent notion of what was going on

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