Definition of Persona non grata

1. Noun. A diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent.

Generic synonyms: Diplomat, Diplomatist



2. Noun. A person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome.

Definition of Persona non grata

1. Noun. A person who is not welcome, especially a diplomat in a foreign country. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Persona Non Grata

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persnicketiness
persnickety
person
person-to-person
person-years
person agreement
person hour
person of color
person of colour
person of ordinary skill in the art
person of size
person to person epidemic
persona
persona grata
persona non grata (current term)
personability
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personableness
personably
personae
personae non gratae
personage
personages
personal-computer
personal-pronoun
personal appeal
personal attack
personal attacks

Literary usage of Persona non grata

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1. A Manual of International Law for the Use of Naval Officers by Charles H. Stockton (1911)
"Agents as persona non grata.—A state may refuse to receive an ambassador on special grounds, and may also be unwilling to receive one of its own citizens as ..."

2. Specimens of Prose Composition by Charles Read Nutter, Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey, Chester Noyes Greenough (1907)
"He has the right to refuse to work in the intimacy of a common employment with a man who is persona non grata ; and there is a real reason why the non-union ..."

3. Specimens of Prose Composition by Charles Read Nutter, Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey, Chester Noyes Greenough (1907)
"He has the right to refuse to work in the intimacy of a common employment with a man who is persona non grata ; and there is a real reason why the non-union ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"A state may decline to receive a particular person as a diplomatic representative on the ground that he is not personally acceptable—• persona non grata. ..."

5. Belgium: A Personal Narrative by Brand Whitlock (1919)
"He said that de Leval was persona non grata and that his presence compromised ... I told him that of course if de Leval was persona non grata he could be ..."

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