of, having, or characteristic of charisma: His military successes go hand in hand with his charismatic leadership.
(of a species, especially an endangered one) prone to popular appeal and widespread attention: The giant panda and humpback whale are among the charismatic megafauna that attract donors who contribute to environmental causes.
relating to, characterizing, or noting Christians of various denominations who seek an ecstatic religious experience, sometimes including speaking in tongues and instantaneous healing.
a Christian who seeks an ecstatic religious experience: For most charismatics, theology is inseparable from the Bible.
- non·char·is·mat·ic, adjective
- un·char·is·mat·ic, adjective
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How to use charismatic in a sentence
Chávez, a high-ranking military officer, was charismatic and popular.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | September 17, 2020 | Freakonomics
Like Son, he’s a charismatic leader espousing a long-term vision of where technology is headed.Nvidia is buying SoftBank’s Arm chip division in biggest semiconductor deal ever | Claire Zillman, reporter | September 14, 2020 | Fortune
For many Cuban Americans, that one side is a charismatic immigrant preaching with the zeal of a convert.
According to longtime Democratic fundraiser Sally Susman, “a very compelling and charismatic female candidate” can encourage women donors to expand their own political clout.Women are making more big political donations in 2020 than ever before. Here’s why | Claire Zillman, reporter | September 4, 2020 | Fortune
A different sort of charismatic leadership has proven far more effective, with women leaders shining.Why female leaders are faring better than ‘wartime presidents’ against COVID-19 | matthewheimer | August 20, 2020 | Fortune
He was also a charismatic, telegenic speaker with a face improved by plastic surgery several years earlier.
Some imagine Senator Elizabeth Warren as the charismatic leader of a progressive version of the “tea party.”
The charismatic bearded revolucionario dressed in a dark olive uniform promised to restore order and hold elections.
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 | Pauline Kael | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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? | Jay Michaelson | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I refer particularly to the charismatic organization and government of the church.The Last Reformation | F. G. [Frederick George] Smith
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