Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Having sufficient ability, authority, or qualifications; fulfilling all requirements; sufficient; adequate; able; qualified.

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Usage examples "competent":

  1. Looked competent and of average intelligence. - "The Social Work of the Salvation Army", Edwin Gifford Lamb.
  2. This is the recommendation of a very competent Board, appointed to investigate the subject. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. You can imagine about how competent such a man as Keredec would be to deal with the situation. - "The Guest of Quesnay", Booth Tarkington.