Definition of Nonplussed

1. Adjective. Filled with bewilderment. "Puzzled that she left without saying goodbye"

Exact synonyms: At A Loss, Nonplused, Puzzled
Similar to: Perplexed



Definition of Nonplussed

1. Adjective. Bewildered; unsure how to respond. ¹

2. Adjective. (proscribed US informal) Unfazed, unaffected, or unimpressed. ¹

3. Verb. (past of nonplus) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nonplussed

1. nonplus [v] - See also: nonplus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonplussed

nonplayers
nonplaying
nonplayoff
nonplays
nonpleasurable
nonpliable
nonpliant
nonplosive
nonplumber
nonplumbers
nonplural
nonplus
nonplused
nonpluses
nonplusing
nonplussed (current term)
nonplussedness
nonplusses
nonplussing
nonplutonium
nonpluvial
nonplywood
nonpneumatic
nonpneumococcal
nonpoaching
nonpoet
nonpoetic
nonpoetical
nonpoetry
nonpoets

Literary usage of Nonplussed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index, and by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1853)
"I have known Tom eloquent naif an hour together, and triumphing, as he thought, in the superiority of his argument, when he has been nonplussed on a sudden ..."

2. A Legacy of Historical Gleanings by Catharina Van Rensselaer Bonney (1875)
"Papa dined with Gen. Harrison and Suite, on Monday, at Mr. Webster's. The following was the note received : nonplussed that the Hon. ..."

3. Chronicles of a Kentucky Settlement by William Courtney Watts (1897)
"Henry Rudolph Visits Laura Howard—Ada Enters—Rudolph nonplussed — He Becomes Uneasy, and Determines to "Arrange Matters"—Adair's Unexpected Arrival, ..."

4. A Private Chapter of the War by George W. Bailey (1880)
"Driven back from Atlanta — repulsed — failure ? Whites jubilant; negroes sorrowful; writer nonplussed. "Don't believe it." True or false, time is precious. ..."

5. The Sunday at Home: A Family Magazine for Sabbath Reading by Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) (1880)
"... nonplussed ГОК ONCE. ANNA'S penitence was strong enough to carry her through two days without a fit of naughtiness. ..."

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