Nonplus Definition

nonplused, nonpluses, nonplusing, nonplussed, nonplusses, nonplussing
nonplused, nonplussed, nonplussing
To put in a nonplus; bewilder.
Webster's New World
To cause to feel indifferent or bored.
American Heritage
A condition of perplexity in which one is unable to go, speak, or act further.
Webster's New World
A state of bewilderment or perplexity.
American Heritage
Nonplus is a state of confusion where you don't know what to do, think or say.
An example of nonplus is being told to turn right on Fifth Street while approaching the intersection where North Fifth Street is to the left and South Fifth Street is to the right.

Origin of Nonplus

  • From Latin nōn plūs no more nōn not non– plūs more pelə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin nōn plÅ«s (“no more, no further")

    From Wiktionary

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