AskDefine | Define charismatic

Dictionary Definition

charismatic adj : possessing an extraordinary ability to attract; "a charismatic leader"; "a magnetic personality" [syn: magnetic]

User Contributed Dictionary



From χαρισματικός (charismatikos) "of, related to, or having charisma", from Ancient Greek χάρισμα "charisma".


  1. of, related to, or having charisma
  2. of, related to, or being a member of a form of Christianity that emphasises the role of the Holy Spirit


of, related to, or having charisma
of, related to, or being a member of a form of Christianity
  • Portuguese: carismático


  1. a member of such a Christian movement

Extensive Definition

Charisma is a rare personality trait usually encompassing leadership abilities, eloquence, charm, and persuasiveness.
Charisma may also refer to:
Religious uses
People named Charisma
In music and culture
In ecology and environmentalism

See also

charismatic in French: Charisma
charismatic in Italian: Charisma
charismatic in Dutch: Charisma
charismatic in Japanese: カリスマ (曖昧さ回避)

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