nonplus
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /nɒnˈplʌs/
Noun

nonplus (plural nonpluses)

  1. A state of perplexity or bewilderment.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 46, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book I, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      altering Vaudemont, to Vallemontanus, and metamorphosing them, by suting them to the Græcian or Latin tongue, we know not what to make of them, and are often at a non-plus.
    • Both of them are a perfect nonplus and baffle to all human understanding.
Verb

nonplus (nonplusses, present participle nonplussing; past and past participle nonplussed)

  1. (transitive) to perplex or bewilder someone; to confound or flummox
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