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omnicompetent Line breaks: omni|com¦pe|tent
Pronunciation: /ɒmnɪˈkɒmpɪt(ə)nt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of omnicompetent in English:


1Able to deal with all matters: parents are not omnicompetent
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.1(Of a legislative body) having powers to legislate on all matters.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Example sentences
  • Nicole Kidman plays Virginia Woolf, working on the first draft of Mrs Dalloway, the stream-of-consciousness work of 1925, about the society hostess whose air of omnicompetence conceals inner turmoil.
  • Moreover, he argues, they have deliberately confused the general public with claims of omnicompetence - all in the service of an egoistic fantasy of ‘speaking truth to power.’
  • Hooker explicitly rejects the Puritan position, as he understands it, on the omnicompetence of Scripture.

Words that rhyme with omnicompetent

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