Simple Definition of charisma
: a special charm or appeal that causes people to feel attracted and excited by someone (such as a politican)
Full Definition of charisma
1 : a personal magic of leadership arousing special popular loyalty or enthusiasm for a public figure (as a political leader)
2 : a special magnetic charm or appeal <the charisma of a popular actor>
Examples of charisma
The candidate was lacking in charisma.
His success is largely due to his charisma.
Origin of charisma
Greek, favor, gift, from charizesthai to favor, from charis grace; akin to Greek chairein to rejoice — more at yearn
First Known Use: 1930
Rhymes with charisma
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