competent


competent
01. Sergei is a very [competent] worker, perhaps the best we have.
02. I'm kind of a new skier, so I don't really feel [competent] enough to go down a really steep slope.
03. Dr. Singh's [competency] as a surgeon is unquestioned; she is simply the best in her field.
04. Alice performed very [competently] in the tournament, and has been selected for the national team as a result.
05. This government has shown itself to be totally [incompetent] in managing the financial affairs of the country, and has increased our debt by 25%.
06. Before becoming a teacher, students must do three months of classroom teaching practice under the supervision of a [competent] instructor.
07. A [competent] economist should be able to make predictions which are accurate enough to base policy decisions on.
08. George Weinberg once noted that giving up reinforces a sense of [incompetence], whereas going on gives you a commitment to success.
09. Dora Russell once observed that marriage laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human [incompetence].
10. Politician Daniel Moynihan once suggested that the single most exciting thing you encounter in government is [competence] because it's so rare.
11. Unemployment is high right now with the result that many [competent] workers are unable to find jobs.
12. Sarah is a very [competent] manager, and really deserves a raise.
13. Your [incompetence] has cost us this contract.
14. Isaac Asimov once stated that violence is the last refuge of the [incompetent].
15. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini once stated that in Islam, the legislative power and [competence] to establish laws belong exclusively to God Almighty.

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  • compétent — compétent, ente [ kɔ̃petɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1240 « approprié, suffisant »; lat. competens 1 ♦ (1480) Dr. Qui a droit de connaître d une matière, d une cause. ⇒ compétence. Le tribunal s est déclaré compétent pour juger cette cause. ⇒ connaître… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • competent — com·pe·tent / käm pə tənt/ adj 1: having or showing requisite or adequate ability or qualities a competent lawyer competent representation by counsel 2 a: free from addiction or mental defect that renders one incapable of taking care of oneself… …   Law dictionary

  • competent — com‧pe‧tent [ˈkɒmptənt ǁ ˈkɑːm ] adjective 1. having enough skill, knowledge, or ability to do something to a satisfactory standard: • The farm would have to be run by a competent manager. • You need someone who is both competent at finance and… …   Financial and business terms

  • compétent — compétent, ente (kon pé tan, tan t ) adj. 1°   Terme de droit. Qui a droit de connaître d une matière, d une cause. Le tribunal s est déclaré compétent. Le mariage doit être contracté devant l officier public compétent. •   Il est vrai qu ils… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • competent — COMPETÉNT, Ă, competenţi, te, adj. 1. Care este bine informat într un anumit domeniu; care este capabil, care este în măsură să judece un anumit lucru. 2. Care are atribuţia, căderea, autoritatea legală să facă ceva; îndreptăţit. [var.: (înv.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • compétent — COMPÉTENT, ENTE. adj. (On prononce Compétant.) Qui appartient, qui est dû. En ce sens, c est un terme de Pratique, et qui n est guère d usage qu en cette phrase, Portion compétente. Le père a donné à chacun de ses enfans leur portion compétente.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Competent — Com pe*tent (k[o^]m p[ e]*tent; 94), a. [F. comp[ e]tent, p. pr. of comp[ e]ter to be in the competency of, LL. competere to strive after together, to agree with; hence, to be fit. See {Compete}.] 1. Answering to all requirements; adequate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • competent — [käm′pətənt] adj. [ME < OFr < L competens, prp. of competere: see COMPETE] 1. well qualified; capable; fit [a competent doctor] 2. sufficient; adequate [a competent understanding of law] 3. permissible or properly belonging: with to 4. Law… …   English World dictionary

  • competent — late 14c., suitable, from O.Fr. competent sufficient, appropriate, suitable, from L. competentem (nom. competens), prp. of competere coincide, agree (see COMPETE (Cf. compete)). Meaning able, fit is from 1640s. Legal sense is late 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • competent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having the necessary skill or knowledge to do something successfully. 2) satisfactory or adequate, though not outstanding: she spoke quite competent French. 3) having legal authority to deal with a particular matter. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • Compĕtent — (v. lat.), 1) schicklich, zulässig, befugt, rechtmäßig; 2) Mitbewerber …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon