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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Then there is also the latest resolution of the Davao City Council to declare Trillanes persona non grata in said city.
When asked, Trillanes said he would not apologize since the move to declare him persona non grata was made by local officials and not by residents.
The Davao City Council had previously declared a number of personalities persona non grata for making offensive remarks about the city, including comedian Ramon Bautista, who in 2014, joked that women there were "hipon" (shrimp), a derogatory term to describe an unattractive person with a sexually appealing body; and retired General Jovito Palparan, who called the city a breeding ground for communist insurgents in 2010.
The statement said Pakistan's High Commissioner in New Delhi was called in by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs Thursday morning to convey the decision of the Indian government that one of the staff members of the High Commission has been declared persona non grata and should leave India by 29 October.
He has reacted the way any established England international would react - he has asked what persona non grata means.
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".
Earlier on Monday, Jordan declared that it considers Syria's ambassador in Amman a persona non grata.
Amman, May 26 (Petra) -- The Jordanian Government has declared the Syrian Ambassador, Bahjat Suleiman, as persona non grata and demanded that he leave the Kingdom within 24 hours, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Sabah Al Rafei said on Monday.
Damascus, (SANA) Syria has declared Charge d'Affaires of the Jordanian embassy in Damascus a persona non grata, in response to a similar move by Jordan.
We have declared Nur Misuari a persona non grata," Hadji Abul Khayr Alonto, who is part of the MNLF's original batch of leaders, said in reports.
The group of promoters and managers are planning to declare Koncz persona non grata, barring the Canadian adviser from doing business in the Philippines.
is declared persona non grata in line with the reciprocity principle that forms the basis of international relations.