Synonyms of competent in English:

competent


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adjective

1‘he's an extremely competent carpenter’

SYNONYMS
capable, able, proficient, adept, adroit, accomplished, skilful, skilled, gifted, talented, masterly, virtuoso, expert, knowledgeable, qualified, trained
efficient, good, excellent, brilliant
informal great, mean, wicked, deadly, nifty, crack, ace, wizard, magic
North American informal crackerjack
vulgar slang shit-hot
archaic, humorous compleat
rare habile
ANTONYMS

incompetent

2‘she spoke quite competent French’

SYNONYMS
adequate, acceptable, satisfactory, reasonable, fair, decent, good enough, sufficiently good, not bad, all right, average, tolerable, passable, moderate, middling
up to scratch, up to the mark, up to par
informal OK, okay, so-so, fair-to-middling, up to snuff
ANTONYMS

inadequate

3‘the court determined that it was not competent to hear the case’

SYNONYMS
fit, fitted, equipped, suitable, suited, appropriate
qualified, empowered, authorized
ANTONYMS

unfit