Synonyms of competent in English:

competent


See definition of competent

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

humorous, archaic 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