Definitions for charismakəˈrɪz mə; -mə tə; ˈkær ɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cha•ris•makəˈrɪz mə; -mə tə; ˈkær ɪz əm(n.)(pl.)-ma•ta

  1. a special quality conferring extraordinary powers of leadership and the ability to inspire veneration.

  2. a personal magnetism that enables an individual to attract or influence people.

  3. a divinely conferred gift or power.

    Category: Religion

Origin of charisma:

1635–45; < LL < Gk, n. der. of charízesthai to favor, der. of cháris favor, grace; see -ism

Princeton's WordNet

  1. charisma, personal appeal, personal magnetism(noun)

    a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others

Wiktionary

  1. charisma(Noun)

    Personal charm or magnetism

  2. charisma(Noun)

    An extraordinary power granted by the Holy Spirit

  3. charisma(Noun)

    The ability to influence without the use of logic.

Freebase

  1. Charisma

    The term charisma has two senses: compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others, a divinely conferred power or talent. For some theological usages the term is rendered charism, with a meaning the same as sense 2. Since the 1950s, the term has become widely used, with varying meanings, in religion, the social sciences, the media, and throughout Western societies. This article describes the theological and personality senses of the definition of charisma, the history of the term, and 21st century uses of both senses in particular sectors of society.

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