They projected sexual charisma, to be sure, but it was a charisma that was tamed and domesticated for their youngest female fans.
Jericho may be a charming villain, but behind his charisma lies a savage thug.
They had hoped for a younger man with more manifest energy and charisma to imbue the church with a new spirit.
Of the recent films, Good Will Hunting was first to display the charisma of the fast-talking, rough-and-tumble kid from Southie.
Clearly, personality and charisma had nothing whatsoever to do with the outcome.
And yet, despite his lack of charisma, he commands the respect of most pro-revolution Libyans.
New-York-born Beau Rosenwald moves to Los Angeles in 1960, and his charisma helps him become a wealthy Hollywood agent.
The charisma and brand of the artist itself becomes a kind of furniture.
In terms of charisma, the guy has all the snap, crackle, and pop of pudding.
She really had a lot of charisma -- you didn't want to laugh at her, you just wanted to laugh with her.
"gift of leadership, power of authority," c.1930, from German, used in this sense by Max Weber (1864-1920) in "Wirtschaft u. Gesellschaft" (1922), from Greek kharisma "favor, divine gift," from kharizesthai "to show favor to," from kharis "grace, beauty, kindness" (Charis was the name of one of the three attendants of Aphrodite) related to khairein "to rejoice at," from PIE root *gher- "to desire, like" (see hortatory). More mundane sense of "personal charm" recorded by 1959.
Earlier, the word had been used in English with a sense of "grace, talent from God" (1875), directly from Latinized Greek; and in the form charism (plural charismata) it is attested with this sense in English from 1640s. Middle English, meanwhile, had karisme "spiritual gift, divine grace" (c.1500).
Extraordinary power and appeal of personality; natural ability to inspire a large following.