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3 definitions found
 for Nonplussed
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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nonplussed
      adj 1: filled with bewilderment; "at a loss to understand those
             remarks"; "puzzled that she left without saying goodbye"
             [syn: at a loss(p), nonplused, nonplussed,
             puzzled]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "nonplussed":
     addled, at a loss, at a nonplus, at a stand, at a standstill,
     at an impasse, baffled, bamboozled, beat, bewildered, buffaloed,
     confounded, dazed, floored, fuddled, in a dilemma, in suspense,
     licked, muddled, mystified, on tenterhooks, perplexed, puzzled,
     stuck, stumped, thrown
  
  

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