Nonplused
Nonplus Non"plus`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nonplused}or {Nonplussed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nonplusing} or {Nonplussing}.] To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by embarrassment. [1913 Webster]

He has been nonplused by Mr. Dry's desiring him to tell what it was that he endeavored to prove. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]


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  • nonplused — nÉ‘n plÊŒs / nÉ’n v. perplex, baffle; confuse; amaze, astonish …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonplused — adj 1. perplexed, puzzled, confounded, confused, baffled, bewildered, mystified, stumped, up a stump, Inf. buffaloed; at a loss, at sea, in a bind, on the horns of a dilemma. 2. disconcerted, abashed, embarrassed, out of countenance, disturbed,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • nonplused — adjective filled with bewilderment at a loss to understand those remarks puzzled that she left without saying goodbye • Syn: ↑at a loss, ↑nonplussed, ↑puzzled • Similar to: ↑perplexed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nonplus — Non plus , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nonplused}or {Nonplussed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nonplusing} or {Nonplussing}.] To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by embarrassment. [1913 Webster] He has been nonplused by Mr. Dry s desiring him to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nonplusing — Nonplus Non plus , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nonplused}or {Nonplussed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nonplusing} or {Nonplussing}.] To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by embarrassment. [1913 Webster] He has been nonplused by Mr. Dry s desiring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nonplussed — Nonplus Non plus , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nonplused}or {Nonplussed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nonplusing} or {Nonplussing}.] To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by embarrassment. [1913 Webster] He has been nonplused by Mr. Dry s desiring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nonplussing — Nonplus Non plus , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nonplused}or {Nonplussed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nonplusing} or {Nonplussing}.] To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by embarrassment. [1913 Webster] He has been nonplused by Mr. Dry s desiring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonplus — [nän plüs′, nän′plus΄] n. [L non, not + plus, more: see PLUS] a condition of perplexity in which one is unable to go, speak, or act further vt. nonplused or nonplussed, nonplusing or nonplussing to put in a nonplus; bewilder SYN. PUZZLE nonplused …   English World dictionary

  • non|plus — «non PLUHS, NON pluhs», verb, plused, plus|ing or (especially British) plussed, plus|sing, noun. –v.t. to puzzle completely; make unable to say or do anything: »We were nonplused to see two roads leading off to the left where we had expected only …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abroad — A*broad , adv. [Pref. a + broad.] 1. At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad. [1913 Webster] The fox roams far abroad. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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