V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. magnetic personality and personal magic of leadership, which some possess naturally; 2. enthusiasm and interest in people

Synonyms: magnetism, charm, fascination, lure, appeal, presence


Tips: Charisma is derived from the Greek word of the same spelling, meaning "favor, gift." Charisma is a gift of personal charm and influence. The adjective charismatic means "appealing or magnetic" and is a good compliment for a person with leadership potential. People with charisma, or those who have charismatic personalities, have big, confident, charming personalities and others are naturally drawn to them.

Usage Examples:

High-level politicians very often have great charisma. (magnetism, lure, charm)

The new CEO has such charisma that employee morale, and subsequently sales, have significantly improved. (presence, magnetism)

He is able to draw people to him with his great charisma. (magnetism, appeal)

His charismatic personality often makes up for the fact that he isn't very smart. (alluring, appealing, charming) adjective

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