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 Boredom is a distinctly uncharismatic state of being. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, "What Does Boredom Do to Us—and for Us?," 20 Aug. 2020 Compared with his predecessor, Mr. Mubarak was considered flat and uncharismatic. BostonGlobe.com, "Hosni Mubarak dies at 91. His autocratic rule of Egypt ended with a citizens’ revolt.," 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, "Democrats’ Cannibalistic Ideology," 10 Dec. 2019 As a heroine, Carol is sensationally uncharismatic: thin-voiced, remote, desireless, a stranger to herself. John Lahr, The New Yorker, "Todd Haynes Rewrites the Hollywood Playbook," 4 Nov. 2019 The speech itself was characteristically uncharismatic. Madeleine Wattenbarger, The New Republic, "Did the Mexican People Really Win?," 5 July 2019 Making his film debut, Richie Merritt plays Rick as a sullen, evidently stupid and certainly uncharismatic schemer in possession of a modicum of animal cunning and perhaps a hint of personal insight. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘White Boy Rick’ Review: Trafficking Drugs, Guns and Info," 13 Sep. 2018 Party dissidents and critics say that the uncharismatic Milanese management consultant, who is far from a household name even within Italy, is the bland Big Brother of an Orwellian party that could shake up all of Europe. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "The Mystery Man Who Runs Italy’s ‘Five Star’ From the Shadows," 28 Feb. 2018 Poe, Rey and Finn- the new heroes we're supposed to fall in love with - are uncharismatic and bland. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is supersized with space battles and more: Review," 12 Dec. 2017

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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 23 Oct. 2020.

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