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persona

[ per-soh-nuh ]SEE DEFINITION OF persona

Synonyms for persona

  • personality
  • card
  • case
  • clown
  • crank
  • customer
  • duck
  • eccentric
  • figure
  • freak
  • nut
  • oddball
  • oddity
  • original
  • personage
  • queer
  • spook
  • weirdo
  • zombie
  • wack
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Antonyms for persona

  • normality
  • regularity
  • standard
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERSONA

He is, therefore, persona gratissima at the High Court of Reason.

He speaks of the benefit of joinder as derived from the persona of the grantor.

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

And he must find out whether the Crawleighs regarded him as a persona grata.

Harvey attended the King to Oxford where he was at once received as a persona grata.

But would the heretic have been persona grata to the later time?

Unfortunately, the Girl, a persona non grata, cannot visit me.

It is remarkable that persona should so often be confounded with individual.

He is persona in concreto (to borrow the solecism of a modern statesman).

The censor is not for the moment a persona grata, but let us give him his due.

WORD ORIGIN

1917, "outward or social personality," a Jungian psychology term, from Latin persona "person" (see person). Used earlier (1909) by Ezra Pound in the sense "literary character representing voice of the author." Persona grata is Late Latin, literally "an acceptable person," originally applied to diplomatic representatives acceptable to the governments to which they were sent; hence also persona non grata (plural personæ non gratæ).