Definition of persona non grata in English:

persona non grata

Syllabification: per·so·na non gra·ta
Pronunciation: /pərˈsōnə nän ˈgrätə

noun (plural personae non gratae /pərˈsōnē nän ˈgrätē/)

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


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

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