Definition of charged
1 : possessing or showing strong emotion attacked the author in a highly charged review
2 : capable of arousing strong emotion a politically charged subject; also : exciting a highly charged palette of bold colors
3 : having an amount of electricity charged particles
Examples of charged in a Sentence
The singer gave an emotionally charged interview.
an abstract expressionist who uses a palette of charged colors to great effect
Recent Examples of charged from the Web
Her agent encouraged Ms. Clemmons to pursue the thread of a few pages in the M.F.A. manuscript — emotionally charged passages about loss.
Gates concluded that the competition had become too emotionally charged and compressed to rush.
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First Known Use of charged
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Definition of charged for English Language Learners
: having an amount of electricity
: showing or causing strong feelings
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