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Middle English charme (chant, magic spell)< Old French< Latin carmen (song, incantation)


charm (plural charms)

An object, act or words believed to have magic power.

A charm against evil

It works like a charm.

The ability to persuade, delight or arouse admiration; often constructed in the plural.

"He had great personal charm".

She tried to win him over with her charms.

(physics) A property of some subatomic particles.

A small trinket on a bracelet or chain, etc.

She wears a charm bracelet on her wrist.

The collective noun for finches.

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(something with magic power): amulet, incantation, spell, talisman

(quality of arousing delight or admiration): appeal, attraction, charisma

(trinket): amulet, dangle, ornament


(quality of arousing delight or admiration): boredom, dryness


Tact is the fulcrum of social leverage, and tolerance is the earmark of a great soul. If you possess these rare and charming gifts, as the days pass you will become more alert and expert in your worthy efforts to avoid all unnecessary social misunderstandings. Such wise souls are able to avoid much of the trouble which is certain to be the portion of all who suffer from lack of emotional adjustment, those who refuse to grow up, and those who refuse to grow old gracefully.