- of, having, or characteristic of charisma.
- characterizing Christians of various denominations who seek an ecstatic religious experience, sometimes including speaking in tongues and instantaneous healing.
- a Christian who emphasizes such a religious experience.
Origin of charismatic
Examples from the Web for charismatic
He was also a charismatic, telegenic speaker with a face improved by plastic surgery several years earlier.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
Some imagine Senator Elizabeth Warren as the charismatic leader of a progressive version of the “tea party.”Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats
December 21, 2014
The charismatic bearded revolucionario dressed in a dark olive uniform promised to restore order and hold elections.Cuba Is A Kleptocracy, Not Communist
December 19, 2014
This band is different from the rock groups that go in for charismatic lighting and sing of love and/or sex.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession
November 22, 2014
Clearly, Rampal is a charismatic leader who has used his power in weird, possibly criminal ways.Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor?
November 21, 2014
Paul had in Corinth, contemporaneously with his description of the charismatic state of the church there, to denounce sad abuses.Supernatural Religion, Vol. III. (of III)
Walter Richard Cassels
I refer particularly to the charismatic organization and government of the church.The Last Reformation
F. G. [Frederick George] Smith
Word Origin and History for charismatic
1851, in Bible commentary and theology, in reference to the operation of the Holy Spirit and prophetic ecstasy in the early Church (from the use of Greek kharismata in Rom. xii), from Latin stem of charisma + -ic. As a movement in modern Christian churches which believes in divine gifts of healing, etc., attested by 1936, reflecting the older sense of charisma.