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Origin and Etymology of nonplus
First Known Use: 1582See Words from the same year
Definition of nonplus
Examples of nonplus in a Sentence
I was nonplussed by his openly expressed admiration of me.
Recent Examples of nonplus from the Web
Carvalhal had tasted defeat only once since his appointment at the Liberty Stadium in December, but Brighton doubled that tally with a scintillating attacking performance that left Swansea's defence nonplussed.
But even those who enthusiastically embraced the Trump administration have been nonplused by the president’s style and decisions.
In a Facebook video message posted Wednesday night, Netanyahu appeared nonplussed.
Slod's passenger, Daniel Gross, was equally nonplussed.
Zwart, the reporter for the current affairs program Nieuwsuur who conducted the interview in the U.S.Capitol in English, appeared nonplussed by the ambassador's response.
The people who put him in office would applaud and say that’s our Trump, even if the media would be completely nonplused.
With virtuoso resourcefulness, Rebecca Robbins plays Jenkins’ reactions to criticism as bemused, aloof, scornful, pitying, hurt, and often merely nonplussed.
Hawkins was waiting for USC to dominate, while Oregon State cornerback Kyle White was equally nonplussed with the preseason favorite to win the Pac-12 or the preseason favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.
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Synonym Discussion of nonplus
- the persistent fever puzzled the doctor
- a behavior that perplexed her friends
- a bewildering number of possibilities
- distracted by personal problems
- the remark left us utterly nonplussed
- the tragic news confounded us all
- was at first too dumbfounded to reply
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