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persona non grata

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Fully unacceptable or unwelcome, especially to a foreign government.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is not acceptable; one who is not in favor.

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  • noun A person who is not welcome, especially a diplomat in a foreign country.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent
  • noun a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin persōna nōn grāta : Latin persōna, person + Latin nōn, not + Latin grāta, feminine of grātus, acceptable.]

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Latin persona ("person") + non ("not") + grata (from gratus ("acceptable")).

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