Definitions for: Nonplus


[v] be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"



Webster (1913) Definition: Non"plus, n. [L. non not + plus more, further. See
Plural.]
A state or condition which daffles reason or confounds
judgment; insuperable difficalty; inability to proceed or
decide; puzzle; quandary.

Both of them are a perfect nonplus and baffle to all
human understanding. --South.


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

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

Synonyms: amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, perplex, pose, puzzle, stupefy, vex

See Also: bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, elude, escape, figure out, fox, fuddle, lick, mix up, puzzle out, puzzle over, riddle, solve, stagger, stump, throw, work, work out

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