Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Competent in all cases; competent for everything.

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  • adjective Competent in every area; capable of doing everything.

Etymologies

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omni- +‎ competent

Examples

  • The pattern is that of Heinlein's famous "juveniles" of the 1950s, such as "Citizen of the Galaxy," but also of Kipling's "Kim": A young boy, homeless and on the run, is adopted and sheltered by a mentor, who helps him grow up to be an omnicompetent foil for the fools and stooges around him.

    By Gaslight, Hunting The Undead

  • Short of having one hundred eyes and arms, not to mention the kind of hysterical hypervigilance that leads offspring to the shrink, parents can never be omnipotent or omnicompetent.

    Bow wow ow. « A Bird’s Nest

  • The company might have looked a bit longer before it replaced the omnicompetent Donald Runnicles in 2009.

    A Season of Meager Delights

  • And the omnicompetent and always ebullient Loesje Troglia, my executive assistant, supported the project throughout its duration with all manner of beneficence, most notably in securing the photographs and reproductions that grace the volume.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • And the omnicompetent and always ebullient Loesje Troglia, my executive assistant, supported the project throughout its duration with all manner of beneficence, most notably in securing the photographs and reproductions that grace the volume.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • Some might say the days of the omnicompetent cop are over.

    All The Kings Men « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • The experts, who often are referred to as “elites,” were to be a machinery of knowledge that circumvents the primary defect of democracy, the impossible ideal of the “omnicompetent citizen”.

    Pigs fly, and the Times chides Obama on the oil spill

  • Vance bad guys simply have to believe that they are a bird in human form, or that they are the visible projections in this world of seven omnicompetent paladins.

    MIND MELD: The Best Genre-Related Books/Films/Shows Consumed in 2008 (Part 1)

  • Answer this, oh tinfoil-hat wearers: if Sen. Clinton is such an all-powerful, magnificently omnicompetent politician - why didn't she WIN the primaries?

    Obama And Hillary Reach Deal On How To Conduct Convention

  • Just as the removal of colonial dominance has led to a resurgence of old cultures and old values in many parts of the world, the development of different energy systems that offer different alternatives than those provided by the omnicompetent giant corporations, may demonstrate that many Americans prefer a lifestyle different in significant ways from those that now prevail, and can be attained with the use of far less energy than is now used.

    Energy and Society~ Chapter 16~ Energy in a Contracting System

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