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)
adj.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.persona non grata - a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent
diplomat, diplomatist - an official engaged in international negotiations
2.persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcomepersona 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"
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
ingrate, thankless wretch, ungrateful person - a person who shows no gratitude
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
gloomy Gus, picklepuss, pouter, sourpuss - someone with a habitually sullen or gloomy expression
killjoy, party pooper, spoilsport, wet blanket - someone who spoils the pleasure of others
annoyer, tease, vexer, teaser - someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
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"
scoundrel, villain - a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
Translations
Persona ingrataPersona non grata

persona non grata

[pɜːˈsəʊnənɒnˈgrɑːtə] n (frm) → persona non grata
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In a statement, carried by the Bahraini news agency, the foreign ministry said "Amid the continuation of Iranian interference in the affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain without a legal deterrent or ethical limits and its brutal attempts and practices aiming to create sectarian sedition and impose its force and overwhelm the entire region through bad tools and means that far surpass defaming statements by its senior officials, the Kingdom of Bahrain has decided to withdraw its ambassador Rashed Saad Al-Dosari to Iran and considered Mohammed Riza Babaee, the Charge d'Affaires of Iran in the Kingdom, persona non grata and gave him 72 hours to leave the country".
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We're in response to the Venezuelan government's actions against two of our personnel, we did inform the Venezuelan government on March 9 that in accordance with article 9 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and article 23 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, that we had declared two of their second secretaries persona non grata," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.