un·​char·​is·​mat·​ic | \ ˌən-ˌker-əz-ˈma-tik How to pronounce uncharismatic (audio) , -ˌka-rəz- \

Definition of uncharismatic

: lacking charisma : not charismatic an uncharismatic politician On the stump he is earnestly plodding and uncharismatic.— Dan Goodgame

Examples of uncharismatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also something icky about her ardor for Leto’s uncharismatic Joker. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 The country needed a leader and much of the public and news media found it in the gruff, uncharismatic, and perfidious form of Andrew Cuomo. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 3 Aug. 2021 His ornate exchanges envelop us, and his words have an uncanny ability to turn even uncharismatic actors into momentary stars. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 7 May 2021 Boredom is a distinctly uncharismatic state of being. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 20 Aug. 2020 Compared with his predecessor, Mr. Mubarak was considered flat and uncharismatic. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Feb. 2020 Note also that a slew of dull, uncharismatic white male candidates has fared as poorly as Booker, Castro, Harris, Deval Patrick, and Yang: de Blasio, Bennet, Bullock, Delaney, O’Rourke, Sestak, and others. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, 10 Dec. 2019 As a heroine, Carol is sensationally uncharismatic: thin-voiced, remote, desireless, a stranger to herself. John Lahr, The New Yorker, 4 Nov. 2019 The speech itself was characteristically uncharismatic. Madeleine Wattenbarger, The New Republic, 5 July 2019

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncharismatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncharismatic. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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