Definition of persona non grata in English:

persona non grata

Line breaks: per|sona non grata
Pronunciation: /pəˌsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡrɑːtə
 
, nəʊn/

noun (plural personae non gratae /ˈgrɑːtiː/)

  • An unacceptable or unwelcome person: Nabokov was persona non grata with the regime
    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'.

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