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PERSONA NON GRATA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does persona non grata mean? 

PERSONA NON GRATA (noun)
  The noun PERSONA NON GRATA has 2 senses:

1. a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent
2. a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome

  Familiarity information: PERSONA NON GRATA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERSONA NON GRATA (noun)


Sense 1persona non grata [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("persona non grata" is a kind of...):

diplomat; diplomatist (an official engaged in international negotiations)


Sense 2persona non grata [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

unwelcome person; persona non grata

Hypernyms ("persona non grata" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "persona non grata"):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

undesirable (one whose presence is undesirable)

bad hat; mischief-maker; trouble maker; troublemaker; troubler (someone who deliberately stirs up trouble)

annoyer; tease; teaser; vexer (someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity))

killjoy; party pooper; spoilsport; wet blanket (someone who spoils the pleasure of others)

gloomy Gus; picklepuss; pouter; sourpuss (someone with a habitually sullen or gloomy expression)

disreputable person (someone lacking public esteem)

meddler (an officious annoying person who interferes with others)

interloper; intruder; trespasser (someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission)

ingrate; thankless wretch; ungrateful person (a person who shows no gratitude)

scoundrel; villain (a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately)


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