Dictionary

1charismatic

adjective char·is·mat·ic \ˌker-əz-ˈma-tik, ˌka-rəz-\

: having great charm or appeal : filled with charisma

—used to describe Christian religious groups whose members believe that they can communicate directly with God to receive help and guidance and the power to heal others

Full Definition of CHARISMATIC

1
:  of, relating to, or constituting charisma or charism <charismatic gifts>
2
:  having, exhibiting, or based on charisma or charism <charismatic sects> <a charismatic leader>

Examples of CHARISMATIC

  1. He is a charismatic leader.
  2. <the cult's charismatic leader had managed to persuade seemingly rational people to obey him blindly>

Origin of CHARISMATIC

charisma
First Known Use: circa 1868

2charismatic

noun

Definition of CHARISMATIC

:  a member of a religious group or movement that stresses the seeking of direct divine inspiration and charisms (as glossolalia or healing)

First Known Use of CHARISMATIC

1951

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: charisticaryPrevious Word in the Dictionary: charismaAll Words Near: charismatic
May 24, 2015
erudite Hear it
learned or pedantic
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears