persona grata

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n persona grata a diplomat who is acceptable to the government to which he is sent
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Persona grata a person who is acceptable to those to whom he is sent
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

This makes Goldstein persona non grata, and his philosophy a threat.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Why, he's been a sort of persona grata at my house.
"The Zeppelin's Passenger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He had never been a persona grata to the judge, and if he did not become so now, he at least ceased to be actively displeasing.
"The Kentons" by William Dean Howells
He is a prince in the city, a persona grata wherever he chooses to go.
"The Evil Shepherd" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
I would almost certainly be persona non grata.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
The conduct of diplomacy with England was thus in capable hands, and Lethington was a persona grata to the English Queen.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
The Catholic is usually not a persona grata as a Catholic but for some quality he possesses.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
Hence he was not a persona grata to Anne Boleyn.
"Holbein" by Beatrice Fortescue
What is true of the doctor is also true of the lawyer known to be persona grata to the government.
"The American Occupation of the Philippines 1898-1912" by James H. Blount
I had never called on him, as he was not a 'persona grata' to the king or his relations.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. V (of VI), "In London and Moscow" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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In news:

Want to make yourself persona non grata.
Gene Elder Is Persona Non Grata at San Antonio City Hall.
His path from golden boy to persona non grata in North Carolina.
Israel has declared German writer Gunter Grass persona non grata, deepening a spat with the Nobel-winning author over a poem that deeply criticizes the Jewish state and suggests it is as much a danger as Iran.
Lars von Trier Named Persona Non Grata in Cannes After Hitler Remarks.
To His Own Party, Persona Non Grata .
Lindsay Lohan stiffed the famous Chateau Marmont hotel to the tune of $46,350.04, and she is now persona non grata.
Jim DeMint is a quitter and a coward and a persona non grata.
It was Lenin's successor as communist in chief, Josef Stalin, who made Victor Serge persona non grata.
Manhattan billionaire Ronald Lauder was once ambassador to Austria, but he's been declared persona non grata and banned from some of the country's most important Jewish sites.
Council says pigs persona non grata.
Why the JLP made Dr Walter Rodney persona non grata in 1968.
Or they found themselves forgiving when former personae non gratae contacted them.
A source tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands now) that actor Alex Pettyfer, 20 -- who flew into a jealous rage at a West Hollywood club February 18 over ex Dianna Agron -- has become persona non grata in the motion-picture biz.
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