Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others

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Synonyms of Charisma

personal appeal, personal magnetism

Alternate forms of Charisma

Derivations: charismatic

Hypernyms: attractiveness, interest, interestingness

Origin of the word Charisma

  1. c.1930, from Ger., used by Max Weber (1864-1920) in "Wirtschaft u. Gesellschaft" (1922) for "gift or power of leadership or authority," from Gk. kharisma "favor, divine gift," from kharizesthai "to show favor to," from charis "grace, beauty, kindness," related to chairein "to rejoice at," from PIE base *gher- "to desire, like." More mun… more

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