What does persona non grata mean?

Definitions for persona non gratapərˈsoʊ nə nɒn ˈgrɑ tə, ˈgreɪ tə, ˈgræt ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. persona non grata(noun)

    a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent

  2. unwelcome person, persona non grata(noun)

    a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome


  1. persona non grata(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: persona + non + grata (from gratus).


  1. Persona non grata

    In diplomacy, the term persona non grata, literally meaning "an unwelcome person", refers to a foreign person whose entering or remaining in a particular country is prohibited by that country's government. It is the most serious form of censure which one country can apply to foreign diplomats, who are otherwise protected by diplomatic immunity from arrest and other normal kinds of prosecution.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persona non grata in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persona non grata in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leandro Cipoloni:

    Pelé was a persona non grata with the national team because of Hawilla's scheme. That shows you who was running the CBF's business under Ricardo Teixeira, now the house of cards is coming down.

  2. Eytan Gilboa:

    He won't get another invitation to the White House, he will be considered 'persona non grata', i don't expect a complete breakdown in the relationship, in terms of cooperation on security and the supply of weapons. But he is going to find a more hostile White House and State Department and he himself is burned.

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