non grata

[ non grah-tuh, grey-; Latin nohn grah-tah ]


  1. not welcome:

    Reporters were non grata at the diplomatic reception.

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of non grata1

First recorded in 1925–30; abstracted from persona non grata

Discover More

Example Sentences

Egypt expelled the Turkish ambassador last year, prompting Ankara to declare the Egyptian envoy in Turkey persona non grata.

Two of the biggest of those, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, are currently persona non grata in much of the Western world.

Yet they are, as Garcia says, “persona non grata on our own tribal land.”

As a result of the FBI designation, ICP was persona non grata in numerous places, including many potential Gathering sites.

Cuba, as every American who took third grade social studies knows, is an isla non grata.

To make my position more intolerable, I am persona non grata with both sides.

Burleigh was evidently persona non grata in the eyes of both.

I may have been persona non grata, but, if so, she did not express her feeling.

Seeing that I would henceforth be persona non grata at the palace, I sought obscurity in the writing and publication of books.

The grocer, who in being taxed aids in paying the officer's salary, is persona non grata.