n pl , -nae
1 often pl a character in a play, novel, etc.
2 an assumed identity or character
3 (in Jungian psychology) the mechanism that conceals a person's true thoughts and feelings, esp. in his adaptation to the outside world (Latin: mask)
in propria persona (Latin)
adv (Chiefly law) in person; personally
persona grata (Latin)
n pl , personae gratae an acceptable person, esp. a diplomat acceptable to the government of the country to which he or she is sent
persona non grata (Latin)
n pl , personae non gratae
1 an unacceptable or unwelcome person
2 a diplomatic or consular officer who is not acceptable to the government or sovereign to whom he or she is accredited
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
assumed role, character, façade, face, front, mask, part, personality, public face, role
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