persona non grata

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin persōna (person) + nōn (not) + grāta (from grātus (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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NounEdit

persona non grata f (plural personae non gratae or personas non gratas)

  1. persona non grata (a person who is not welcome)