David, who proves to be better eye candy than Ash, lacks the charisma of a true horror hero.
The charisma and brand of the artist itself becomes a kind of furniture.
History has endowed him with the charisma of an unprecedented presidency, and so he seems the creation of higher powers.
In terms of charisma, the guy has all the snap, crackle, and pop of pudding.
Was there ever a bunch of leading men more lacking in charisma than this bunch of plank-like stiffs?
Partly, of course, that was because he was the great veteran and carried the charisma of the Times.
On the opposite side of the charisma spectrum was Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels—understated competence personified.
Though he was not yet 26, his charisma had brought him friends ranging from Warren Buffet to Jay-Z.
And yet, despite his lack of charisma, he commands the respect of most pro-revolution Libyans.
She really had a lot of charisma -- you didn't want to laugh at her, you just wanted to laugh with her.
"gift of leadership, power of authority," c.1930, from German, used in this sense by Max Weber (1864-1920) in "Wirtschaft u. Gesellschaft" (1922), from Greek kharisma "favor, divine gift," from kharizesthai "to show favor to," from kharis "grace, beauty, kindness" (Charis was the name of one of the three attendants of Aphrodite) related to khairein "to rejoice at," from PIE root *gher- "to desire, like" (see hortatory). More mundane sense of "personal charm" recorded by 1959.
Earlier, the word had been used in English with a sense of "grace, talent from God" (1875), directly from Latinized Greek; and in the form charism (plural charismata) it is attested with this sense in English from 1640s. Middle English, meanwhile, had karisme "spiritual gift, divine grace" (c.1500).
Extraordinary power and appeal of personality; natural ability to inspire a large following.