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[non-pluhs, non-pluhs] /nɒnˈplʌs, ˈnɒn plʌs/

verb (used with object), nonplussed or nonplused, nonplussing or nonplusing.
to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely.
a state of utter perplexity.
verb -plusses, -plussing, -plussed (US) -pluses, -plusing, -plused
(transitive) to put at a loss; confound: he was nonplussed by the sudden announcement
noun (pl) -pluses
a state of utter perplexity prohibiting action or speech

c.1600, past participle adjective from nonplus.

“to bring to a nonplus, to perplex,” 1590s, from the noun (1580s), properly “state where ‘nothing more’ can be done or said,” from Latin non plus “no more, no further” (see plus). Related: Nonplussed.


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