persona non grata
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per·so·na non gra·ta(pər-sō′nə nŏn grä′tə, grăt′ə)
n. pl. per·so·nae non gra·tae (-nē; -tē)
A person who is unacceptable or unwelcome, especially to a foreign government: The leaked memo made the ambassador a persona non grata. The foreign minister declared the envoy to be persona non grata.
[Late Latin persōna nōn grāta : Latin persōna, person + Latin nōn, not + Latin grāta, feminine of grātus, acceptable.]
persona non grata(pɜːˈsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡrɑːtə)
n, pl personae non gratae (pɜːˈsəʊniː nɒn ˈɡrɑːtiː)
1. an unacceptable or unwelcome person
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a diplomatic or consular officer who is not acceptable to the government or sovereign to whom he or she is accredited
per•so•na non gra•ta(pərˈsoʊ nə nɒn ˈgrɑ tə, ˈgreɪ tə, ˈgræt ə)
not being personally acceptable or welcome.
persona non grata
A Latin phrase meaning an unacceptable person, used to mean someone who is not welcome or acceptable.
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|Noun||1.||persona non grata - a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent|
|2.||persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
interloper, intruder, trespasser - someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
meddler - an officious annoying person who interferes with others
disreputable person - someone lacking public esteem
bad hat, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler - someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
undesirable - one whose presence is undesirable; "rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables"