persona non grata

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/pɜːˈsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡrɑːtə/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/pɚˈsoʊnə nɑn ˈgrɑtə, ˈgreɪtə, ˈgrætə/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(pernä nōn grätä; Eng. pər sōnə non grätə, grā-, gratə)




WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
per•so•na non gra•ta /pɚˈsoʊnə nɑn ˈgrɑtə, ˈgreɪtə, ˈgrætə/USA pronunciation   adj. [be + ~]
  1. not being personally acceptable or welcome:She is persona non grata around our house until she apologizes for her rudeness.
See -grat-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
per•so•na non gra•ta  (pernä nōn grätä; Eng. pər sōnə non grätə, grā-, gratə),USA pronunciation pl.  per•so•nae non gra•tae (pernä nōn grätä; Eng. pər sōnə non grätə, grā-, gratə),USA pronunciation [Latin.]
  1. Foreign Termsa person who is not welcome:He has becomepersona non gratain our club since his angry outburst.
  2. Foreign Termsa diplomatic representative unacceptable to an accrediting government.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
persona non grata Latin: /pɜːˈsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡrɑːtə/ n ( pl personae non gratae /pɜːˈsəʊniː nɒn ˈɡrɑːtiː/)
  1. an unacceptable or unwelcome person
  2. a diplomatic or consular officer who is not acceptable to the government or sovereign to whom he or she is accredited
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