AskDefine | Define charismatic

Dictionary Definition

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

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English

Etymology

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

Adjective

charismatic
  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

Translations

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

Noun

charismatic
  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
Animals
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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