Definition of "charisma" []

  • A rare personal quality attributed to leaders who arouse fervent popular devotion and enthusiasm. (noun)
  • Personal magnetism or charm: a television news program famed for the charisma of its anchors. (noun)
  • Christianity An extraordinary power, such as the ability to perform miracles, granted by the Holy Spirit. (noun)
  • A special personal quality or power of an individual making him or her capable of influencing or inspiring large numbers of people (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A quality inherent in a thing which inspires great enthusiasm and devotion (noun)
  • A divinely bestowed power or talent (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "charisma" in a sentence
  • "There is no denying that he has what they call charisma."
  • "He deserves support because his charisma is a big asset to the game."
  • "With an 80 percent approval rating after eight years in office, the bearded, roly-poly former union leader who oozes charisma is everywhere, virtually assuring victory for his handpicked successor, Dilma Rousseff."