Definition of charisma noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈrɪzmə//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrɪzmə//
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the powerful personal quality that some people have to attract and impress other people The President has great personal charisma. a lack of charisma Word Originmid 17th cent. relating to a power or talent divinely conferred: via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek kharisma, from kharis ‘favour, grace’.Extra examples a woman who has charm and charisma He lacked the charisma and charm of his predecessor. She relaxed and her natural charisma started to shine through.
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