non grata

non gra·​ta | \ ˌnän-ˈgra-tə How to pronounce non grata (audio) , -ˈgrä- How to pronounce non grata (audio) \

Definition of non grata

: not approved : unwelcome

Examples of non grata in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Russia — which is supposed to be a country non grata at the Pyeongchang Olympics because of its outrageous, systematic doping program — is still a very big part of these Winter Games. USA TODAY, "Column: Russian ruling only a brief respite in war on doping," 9 Feb. 2018 With Stéphane Denève, the orchestra’s principal guest conductor, becoming music director of the St. Louis Symphony and Charles Dutoit conductor non grata, there is movement on the roster. Peter Dobrin,, "With pianist Yefim Bronfman, Fabio Luisi is a Philadelphia Orchestra guest most welcome," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of non grata

1925, in the meaning defined above

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persona non grata

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“Non grata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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