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 him to tell what it was that he endeavored to prove. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]


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  • nonplussing — nÉ‘n plÊŒsɪŋ / nÉ’n adj. confusing; perplexing nÉ‘n plÊŒs / nÉ’n v. perplex, baffle; confuse; amaze, astonish …   English contemporary 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

  • 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… …   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

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  • nonplus — /non plus , non plus/, v., nonplussed or nonplused, nonplussing or nonplusing, n. v.t. 1. to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely. n. 2. a state of utter perplexity. [1575 85; (n.) < L non plus lit., not more, no further, i.e., a state in… …   Universalium

  • nonplus — [nɒn plʌs] verb (nonplusses, nonplussing, nonplussed) 1》 surprise and confuse; flummox. 2》 [as adjective nonplussed] N. Amer. informal unperturbed. noun a state of being nonplussed. Origin C16: from L. non plus not more …   English new terms dictionary

  • nonplus — /nɒnˈplʌs / (say non plus) verb (t) (nonplussed or, US, nonplused, nonplussing or, US, nonplusing) 1. to bring to a nonplus; puzzle completely. –noun 2. a state of utter perplexity. {Latin nōn plūs not more, no further} –nonplussed …   Australian English dictionary

  • nonplus — meaning ‘to perplex’, has inflected forms nonplussed, nonplussing, and in AmE also nonplused, nonplusing. In a recent development, nonplussed has come to mean ‘unperturbed’ • (‘Out of power?’ asked McCoy, trying to appear nonplussed D. Kramer… …   Modern English usage

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