un·​char·​is·​mat·​ic ˌən-ˌker-əz-ˈma-tik How to pronounce uncharismatic (audio)
: 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 Under the competent, if uncharismatic, leadership of Keir Starmer, Labour has shaken off the shadow of his left-wing predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn. Mark Landler, New York Times, 22 May 2024 The sometimes impetuous Nasser and the reserved and uncharismatic Hasan al-Hudaybi, the Brotherhood’s general guide (the top official) at this time, grew to hate each other in the years immediately following the revolution. Shadi Hamid, Foreign Affairs, 15 Aug. 2018 Benedict, the uncharismatic intellectual who had largely preached to the church’s most fervent believers, was soon eclipsed by Francis, an unexpectedly popular successor who immediately sought to widen Catholicism’s appeal and to make the Vatican newly relevant in world affairs. Rachel Donadio, New York Times, 31 Dec. 2022 The Fate of the Furious struggled to justify its existence, with true soap opera-like plotting, a poor attempt to replace Paul Walker in Scott Eastwood’s uncharismatic turn and turning into a backdoor pilot for what would become Hobbs & Shaw ($759 million in 2019). Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 22 June 2021 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

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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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“Uncharismatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncharismatic. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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