charismatic

[ kar-iz-mat-ik ]
/ ˌkær ɪzˈmæt ɪk /

adjective

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.

noun

a Christian who emphasizes such a religious experience.

Origin of charismatic

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

Related forms

non·char·is·mat·ic, adjectiveun·char·is·mat·ic, adjective
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