charismatic charismatic  /kɛ rɪz ˈmæ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) possessing an extraordinary ability to attract

Usage(s):

  1. As he arrives in Latin America, the Pope will be happy to see that local clergy have fended off the Protestant challenge by adopting the charismatic style of their rivals.
  2. Charismatic leaders, Weber argued, inspire devotion; they are change agents.
  3. The charismatic youngster Kennedy was only 43 when he won the White House.

News

  1. Keith Idec on boxing: Juan Manuel Lopez says he shouldn't be counted out in bout against Mikey Garcia

    The prevailing feeling is Lopez’s lone losses to Orlando Salido ruined him, but the charismatic southpaw wholeheartedly disagreed as he prepared for his fight against Garcia (31-0, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at American Airlines Center in Dallas (10:45 p.m., HBO).
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. 'Hunger Games' Star Wes Bentley Joins HBO's Ryan Murphy Pilot

    By Jethro Nededog LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Gearing up for production this fall, "Glee" and "American Horror Story" co-creator Ryan Murphy and "Dexter's" Lauren Gussis' HBO drama pilot, "Open," has cast Wes Bentley. TheWrap has learned that Bentley will play Evan Foster. The character is described as "handsome and knows it, arrogant and completely charismatic, a bit of a blowhard who loves ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. 2 Chainz Runs From a Skipping Gunman in Video of S.F. Robbery

    2 Chainz has had a tough week. On Tuesday (June 11) the charismatic  rapper was arrested at Los Angeles' LAX airport for attempting to bring 
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Spin

Quotes

  1. "I believe, looking at the returns in my election, that had Lynn Swann been the identical candidate that he was -- well-spoken, charismatic, good-looking -- but white instead of black, instead of winning by 22 points, I would have won by 17 or...
    on Feb 13, 2008 By: Ed Rendell Source: MSNBC

  2. "There's doubts and a risk to everything," Nash said. "I know that's going to be a favorite talking point for all the media, but for us the talking point is we've got an incredible, huge, talented, charismatic player in our locker room now....
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Steve Nash Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Not necessarily a bad thing. It creates a lot of attention," McLane said. "There are good points and bad points. Roger, in the 16 years I've been involved with the Houston Astros, he's the most charismatic person I've ever seen. Just his...
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Drayton McLane Source: KSL-TV

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