persona non grata

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n persona non grata a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
    • n persona non grata a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent
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Usage

In literature:

This makes Goldstein persona non grata, and his philosophy a threat.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
I would almost certainly be persona non grata.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
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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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