Meaning of omnicompetent in English:


Pronunciation /ɒmnɪˈkɒmpɪt(ə)nt/

See synonyms for omnicompetent


  • 1Able to deal with all matters.

    ‘parents are not omnicompetent’
    • ‘So we try to select people who are omnicompetent.’
    • ‘None of them subscribe to the myth of the omnicompetent designer.’
    • ‘Morris' reputational problem is undoubtedly connected to the fact that the debonair, funny, omnicompetent man does not fit our template of a Founder.’
    • ‘Britain's voters have now just about got it clear in their heads that these particular politicians are not omnicompetent either, but, having now lost faith in the whole idea of omnicompetence (good) don't know what to do about it except be miserable (bad).’
    • ‘Walter Lippman (1925) in particular, was skeptical of the idea of an "omnicompetent" citizen who possesses sufficient knowledge to participate effectively in the political process.’
    • ‘As an absolute and omnicompetent power, from the standpoint of psychological realism it is both an ethical travesty and a practical absurdity.’
    • ‘Her omnicompetent presence provides the children what no one else gives them - unconditional love and a complete cosmology ranging from pre-existing souls to angel tears, to heavenly lollipop trees.’
    1. 1.1(of a legislative body) having powers to legislate on all matters.
      ‘He summoned Parliament, which for the first time in English history worked with the king as an omnicompetent legislative assembly, if hesitatingly so.’
      • ‘The king's absolute authority over the country at large was embodied in a handful of omnicompetent executive agents, the intendants.’
      • ‘But the household, like the king, was omnicompetent and any great household officer, the steward for example, was likely to find himself entrusted with essential political and military tasks.’
      • ‘This facility helped to boost the image of the omnicompetent leader.’
      • ‘But if capital has not been as omnicompetent and mobile as globalisation theorists sometimes maintain, neither has the state entirely lost its control over the movement of labour.’