persona non grata

persona non grata

[per-soh-nah nohn grah-tah; English per-soh-nuh non grah-tuh, grey-, grat-uh] .
plural personae non gratae [per-soh-nahy nohn grah-tahy; English per-soh-nee non grah-tee, grey-, grat-ee] . Latin.
1.
a person who is not welcome: He has become persona non grata in our club since his angry outburst.
2.
a diplomatic representative unacceptable to an accrediting government.
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persona non grata (pɜːˈsəʊnə nɒn ˈɡrɑːtə)
 
n , pl personae non gratae
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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persona non grata [(puhr-soh-nuh non grah-tuh, grat-tuh)]

A person who is no longer favored or welcome: “After my angry words with the manager, I am persona non grata at the video store.” From Latin, meaning “an unacceptable person.”

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