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Synonyms for competenceˈkɒm pɪ təns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. competence, competency(noun)

    the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

    Synonyms:
    competency, competence

    Antonyms:
    incompetency, incompetence

Wiktionary

  1. competence(noun)

    Synonyms:
    knack, savoir-faire, ability, aptitude, competency, nous

    Antonyms:
    ineptitude, inability, incompetence

  2. competence(noun)

    The quality or state of being competent, i.e. able or suitable for a general role.

    Synonyms:
    competency, ability, knack, aptitude, savoir-faire, nous

    Antonyms:
    inability, ineptitude, incompetence

  3. competence(noun)

    The quality or state of being able or suitable for a particular task; the quality or state of being competent for a particular task.

    Synonyms:
    nous, knack, ability, savoir-faire, competency, aptitude

    Antonyms:
    ineptitude, incompetence, inability

  4. competence(noun)

    A sustainable income.

    Synonyms:
    savoir-faire, nous, ability, aptitude, knack, competency

    Antonyms:
    ineptitude, incompetence, inability

  5. competence(noun)

    In law, the legal authority to deal with a matter.

    Synonyms:
    nous, aptitude, knack, competency, ability, savoir-faire

    Antonyms:
    ineptitude, inability, incompetence

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. competence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ability, ableness, capableness, capacity, qualification, suitableness, fitness

  2. competence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sufficiency, adequateness, adequacy, enough


Translations for competence

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • правомощие, вещина, способност, меродавност, компетентност, умениеBulgarian
  • competènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • Befugnis, Kompetenz, Befähigung, Sachkunde, Zuständigkeit, KönnenGerman
  • competenciaSpanish
  • kompetenssiFinnish
  • compétenceFrench
  • competenzaItalian
  • āheingaMāori
  • competentie, bevoegdheid, bekwaamheidDutch
  • правомочие, компетентность, компетенция, умение, способностьRussian
  • 權限Chinese

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