persona non grata

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Latin persona (person) + non (not) + grata (from gratus (acceptable)).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pə(ɹ)ˈsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡɹɑːtə/

NounEdit

persona non grata (plural personae non gratae)

  1. A person who is not welcome, especially a diplomat in a foreign country.

Usage notesEdit

Sometimes incorrectly pluralized as personas non grata.

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AntonymsEdit

  • persona grata
Last modified on 4 March 2014, at 12:51