uncharismatic

adjective

un·​char·​is·​mat·​ic ˌən-ˌker-əz-ˈma-tik How to pronounce uncharismatic (audio)
-ˌka-rəz-
: lacking charisma : not charismatic
an uncharismatic politician
On the stump he is earnestly plodding and uncharismatic.Dan Goodgame

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Hoosier cavefish joins a small club of uncharismatic animals named for university mascots. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 3 June 2014 Who would subscribe to the videos these uncharismatic guys are making? John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Sep. 2022 The current leader, Keir Starmer, is widely regarded as competent but uncharismatic, and has made solid but unspectacular progress. Megan Specia, BostonGlobe.com, 7 July 2022 The most intriguing politician in the Republican Party is an uncharismatic governor who’s trying to make the GOP’s culture war appealing to suburban mothers. Doyle Mcmanuswashington Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2022 My memories are of a distinctly uncharismatic, warehouse-y building bathed in pallid fluorescent light. Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2022 Tepid ticket sales have led to speculation that perhaps the uncharismatic performance of Ansel Elgort in the role of Tony brought the production down. Adario Strange, Quartz, 17 Dec. 2021 Smiley succeeds as a spy despite being uncharismatic and clumsy because spies don’t need to beat people up or detonate exploding pens in order to do their work. Jake Bittle, The New Republic, 12 Oct. 2021 There’s also something icky about her ardor for Leto’s uncharismatic Joker. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncharismatic was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Uncharismatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncharismatic. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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