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4 definitions found
 for nonplus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nonplus \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.
     [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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nonplus \Non"plus\, n. [L. non not + plus more, further. See
     Plural.]
     A state or condition which baffles reason or confounds
     judgment; insuperable difficulty; inability to proceed or
     decide; puzzle; quandary.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Both of them are a perfect nonplus and baffle to all
           human understanding.                     --South.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nonplus
      v 1: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--
           I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This
           question really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, stick,
           get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose,
           bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel,
           amaze, dumbfound]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  150 Moby Thesaurus words for "nonplus":
     Gordian knot, abecedarian, addle, amaze, answer,
     answer conclusively, argue down, astonish, astound, baffle,
     bafflement, balk, bamboozle, beat, bewilderment, blast, boggle,
     bother, brave, bring up short, buffalo, challenge, check,
     checkmate, circumvent, confound, confoundment, confront, confuse,
     confusion, confute, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter,
     counteract, countermand, counterwork, cross, crush, crux, dabbler,
     dash, daze, defeat, defy, demolish, deny, destroy, dilemma,
     dilettante, discomfit, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertedness,
     disconcertion, disconcertment, discountenance, dish, dismay,
     dismiss, dispose of, disrupt, disturbance, dumbfound, elude,
     embarrassment, enigma, faze, finish, fix, floor, flummox, flurry,
     fluster, foil, frustrate, fuddle, get, jam, keep in suspense,
     knock the chocks, knot, knotty point, lick, maze, muddle, mystery,
     mystify, node, nodus, nonprofessional, overcome, overthrow,
     overturn, overwhelm, oxymoron, paradox, paralyze, parry, perplex,
     perplexity, perturbation, pickle, plight, pons asinorum, poser,
     pother, predicament, problem, put to silence, puzzle, puzzlement,
     quandary, rattle, rebut, reduce to silence, refute, riddle, ruin,
     sabotage, scotch, scrape, settle, shock, shut up, silence,
     smash all opposition, smatterer, spike, spoil, squash, squelch,
     stew, stick, stonewall, stop, stump, stun, stymie, subvert,
     take aback, teaser, throw, thwart, tyro, unassuredness, undermine,
     upset, vexed question
  
  

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