Definition of Nonplus

1. Verb. Be a mystery or bewildering to. "The good news will nonplus her"; "This question really stuck me"




Definition of Nonplus

1. n. A state or condition which baffles reason or confounds judgment; insuperable difficulty; inability to proceed or decide; puzzle; quandary.

2. v. t. To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by embarrassment.

Definition of Nonplus

1. Noun. A state of perplexity or bewilderment. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to perplex or bewilder someone; to confound or flummox ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nonplus

1. to baffle [v -PLUSED, -PLUSING, -PLUSES or -PLUSSED, -PLUSSING, -PLUSSES] - See also: baffle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonplus

nonplatonic
nonplay
nonplayable
nonplayer
nonplayers
nonplaying
nonplayoff
nonplays
nonpleasurable
nonpliable
nonpliant
nonplosive
nonplumber
nonplumbers
nonplural
nonplus (current term)
nonplused
nonpluses
nonplusing
nonplussed
nonplussedness
nonplusses
nonplussing
nonplutonium
nonpluvial
nonplywood
nonpneumatic
nonpneumococcal
nonpoaching
nonpoet

Literary usage of Nonplus

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1. Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions by Robert South (1823)
"... yet to mortify a sin is something like it: but alas! it would go near to nonplus the most artificial persuader, to bring a man to part with the covering ..."

2. One Year in Sweden: Including a Visit to the Isle of Götland by Horace Marryat (1862)
"... Candles of black poplar — Antiquarians at a nonplus — War to the knife — Longobardi find ... nonplus ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Peerless, unequalled, unparal- leled nonplus» я. Puzzle, perplexity, poser, quandary. memorandum oft make a minute of, set dowi in writing, jot down. ..."

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