Dictionary

1nonplus

noun non·plus \ˌnän-ˈpləs\

Definition of NONPLUS

:  a state of bafflement or perplexity :  quandary

Origin of NONPLUS

Latin non plus no more
First Known Use: 1582

2nonplus

verb
nonplussed also nonplused \-ˈpləst\nonplus·sing also nonplus·ing \-ˈplə-siŋ\

Definition of NONPLUS

transitive verb
:  to cause to be at a loss as to what to say, think, or do :  perplex

Examples of NONPLUS

  1. <I was nonplussed by his openly expressed admiration of me.>

First Known Use of NONPLUS

1591

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: nonpointPrevious Word in the Dictionary: non placetAll Words Near: nonplus
April 26, 2015
rococo Hear it
excessively ornate or intricate
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears