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nonplussed

adjective
variants: also nonplused

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(Entry 1 of 2)

faced with difficulty or uncertainty about what to say, think, or do
  • the self-possessed actress seemed uncharacteristically nonplussed after the director's harsh appraisal of her performance

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nonplussed

verb
variants: also nonplused
past tense of nonplus

Synonyms & Antonyms of nonplussed (Entry 2 of 2)

to throw into a state of self-conscious distress
  • I was nonplussed by his openly expressed admiration of me

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“Nonplussed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/nonplussed. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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