C1 able to do something well:
- She has shown herself to be a highly competent manager.
- She's extremely competent and industrious - an asset to the department.
- It's a competent enough piece of writing but it has no flair.
- Charlie can cope here without you - he's perfectly competent.
- They are a very competent group of people, but they lack flexibility and originality.
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