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Thursday, May 03, 2001

Definitions for nonplus

  1. To cause to be at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; to confound; to perplex; to bewilder.

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Citations for nonplus
Mr Esswis had promptly negotiated an arrangement between himself, the owner of the sprayer and the owner of the sheep, nonplussing the other two farmers by accepting full blame of the straying animal, as long as unpleasantness and paperwork could be avoided. Michel Faber, Under the Skin: A Novel
I told him that to many people she is one of the best sculptors alive, but he seemed nonplussed by the thought. Jed Perl, Eyewitness: Reports from an Art World in Crisis
Origin of nonplus
Nonplus is from the Latin non plus, "no more." To be nonplussed is to be at a point where "no more" can be said or done.