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Definition of "charismatic" []

  • Of, relating to, or characterized by charisma: "the warmth of a naturally charismatic leader” ( Joyce Carol Oates). (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or being a type of Christianity that emphasizes personal religious experience and divinely inspired powers, as of healing, prophecy, and the gift of tongues. (adjective)
  • A member of a Christian charismatic group or movement. (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.

Use "charismatic" in a sentence
  • "UPDATE: I think the best alternative to the term charismatic is one that a CRHP sister suggested."
  • "When we do not apply the term charismatic to figures like Khomeini, we trivialize them and we trivialize their followers."
  • "Then she spent most of the morning on the phone, until her ear was mashed and numb, and finally came up with one Catholic, two Peace Lutherans, two members of the Brookings CRC that was the Christian Reformed Church, Olivia’s own, and a Speak the Word charismatic who was willing to take a route alone—as long as it wasn’t route 5."