persona non grata

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

persona non grata (plural personae non gratae)

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

Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes incorrectly pluralized as personas non grata.

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