Definition of persona non grata in English:

persona non grata

Pronunciation /pəˌsəʊnə nəʊn ˈɡrɑːtə//pəˌsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡrɑːtə/


  • An unacceptable or unwelcome person:

    ‘Nabokov was persona non grata with the regime’
    • ‘In 1980, thee couple was declared personae non gratae by the convention, and letters were sent requesting that they not return from their furlough.’
    • ‘Rumours thickened as they spread and she and her three daughters were practically declared personae non gratae.’
    pariah, persona non grata, reject, leper, untouchable
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Latin, from persona (see persona) + non not + grata, feminine of gratus pleasing.


persona non grata

/pəˌsəʊnə nəʊn ˈɡrɑːtə//pəˌsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡrɑːtə/