[ kar-iz-mat-ik ]
/ ˌkær ɪzˈmæt ɪk /


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

1865–70; < Greek charismat-, stem of chárisma charisma + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM charismatic

non·char·is·mat·ic, adjectiveun·char·is·mat·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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