- The definition of charisma is a special and rare charm held by someone that makes others want to follow or obey them.
President John F. Kennedy is an example of a leader with a lot of charisma.
- Christian Theol. a divinely inspired gift, grace, or talent, as for prophesying, healing, etc.also charism
- a special quality of leadership that captures the popular imagination and inspires allegiance and devotion
- a special charm or allure that inspires fascination or devotion: the film star's charisma
Origin of charismaEcclesiastical Greek gift of God's grace ; from Classical Greek favor, grace ; from charizesthai, to show favor to ; from charis, grace, beauty, kindness ; from chairein, to rejoice at ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝher-, to desire, like from source yearn
- a. A rare personal quality attributed to leaders who arouse fervent popular devotion and enthusiasm.b. Personal magnetism or charm: a television news program famed for the charisma of its anchors.
- also char·ism Christianity An extraordinary power, such as the ability to perform miracles, granted by the Holy Spirit.
Origin of charismaGreek kharisma, divine favor, from kharizesthai, to favor, from kharis, favor; see gher-2 in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural charismas)
From Ancient Greek χάρισμα (khárisma, “grace, favour, gift”), from χαρίζομαι (kharízomai, “I show favor”), from χάρις (kháris, “grace”), from χαίρω (khaírō, “I am happy”).
charisma - Computer Definition
An earlier presentation graphics program for Windows from Micrografx that included a comprehensive media manager for managing large libraries of image, sound and video clips.