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persona non grata Syllabification: per·so·na non gra·ta
Pronunciation: /ˌpərˌsōnə ˌnän ˈɡrädə/

Definition of persona non grata in English:

noun (plural personae non grataepərˈsōnē nän ˈɡrätē)

An unacceptable or unwelcome person: from now on, these yellow journalists can consider themselves personae non gratae Compare with persona grata.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Latin, from persona (see persona) + non 'not' + grata, feminine of gratus 'pleasing'.

Words that rhyme with persona non grata

barter, Bata, cantata, carter, cassata, charter, chipolata, ciabatta, darter, desiderata, errata, garter, imprimatur, Inkatha, Jakarta, Magna Carta, Maratha, martyr, Odonata, passata, rata, Renata, Río de la Plata, serenata, sonata, Sparta, starter, strata, taramasalata, tartar, Tatar, Zapata

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