Let's Compare Charisma and Sex-Appeal


The term charisma (; pl. charismata, adj. charismatic) has two senses: (1) compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others, (2) a divinely conferred power or talent.

charisma n : a personal attractiveness that enables you to influence others [syn: {personal appeal}, {personal magnetism}]

161 Moby Thesaurus words for "charisma": agacerie, allure, allurement, amperage, appeal, armipotence, ascendancy, attraction, attractiveness, aura, authority, beef, beguilement, beguiling, bewitchery, bewitchment, black power, blandishment, blaze of glory, brilliance, brilliancy, brute force, cajolery, captivation, charge, charm, charmingness, clout, cogence, cogency, come-hither, compulsion, consequence, control, credit, dint, dominance, domination, drive, duress, effect, effectiveness, effectuality, eminence, enchantment, energy, enthrallment, enticement, entrapment, envelope, esteem, fascination, favor, flirtation, flower power, forbidden fruit, force, force majeure, forcefulness, full blast, full force, glamour, glory, good feeling, halo, hold, illustriousness, importance, incidental power, inducement, influence, influentiality, insinuation, interest, inveiglement, invitation, leadership, leverage, luster, magic, magnetism, main force, main strength, mana, mastery, might, might and main, mightiness, moment, moxie, muscle power, mystique, nimbus, numinousness, personality, persuasion, pizzazz, poop, potence, potency, potentiality, power, power pack, power structure, power struggle, powerfulness, predominance, preponderance, prepotency, pressure, prestige, productiveness, productivity, puissance, pull, punch, purchase, push, radiance, reign, repute, resplendence, resplendency, rule, say, seducement, seduction, seductiveness, sex appeal, sinew, snaring, splendor, steam, strength, strong arm, suasion, subtle influence, suggestion, superiority, superpower, supremacy, sway, tantalization, temptation, upper hand, validity, vehemence, vigor, vim, virility, virtue, virulence, vitality, wattage, weight, whip hand, winning ways, winsomeness, witchcraft, witchery, wooing


Sexual attraction is attraction on the basis of sexual desire or the quality of arousing such interest.

sex appeal n : attractiveness to the opposite sex [syn: {desirability}, {desirableness}, {oomph}]

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "sex appeal": agacerie, allure, allurement, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, beguilement, beguiling, bewitchery, bewitchment, blandishment, cajolery, captivation, charisma, charm, charmingness, come-hither, enchantment, enthrallment, enticement, entrapment, fascination, flirtation, forbidden fruit, glamour, inducement, interest, inveiglement, invitation, magnetism, seducement, seduction, seductiveness, sexual attraction, snaring, tantalization, temptation, winning ways, winsomeness, witchery, wooing

Data Sources:

  • charisma: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • charisma: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • sex-appeal: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • sex-appeal: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0

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