charged

adjective \ ˈchärjd \
|Updated on: 30 Jun 2018

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

  1. The singer gave an emotionally charged interview.

  2. an abstract expressionist who uses a palette of charged colors to great effect

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First Known Use of charged

1934

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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