Definition Of nonplus

verb

a state of being very surprised and confused.

surprise and confuse (someone) so much that they are unsure how to react.

Diane was nonplussed by such an odd question

Example Of nonplus

  • Alex walked out slowly, nonplussed by the lack of surprise at his arrival.

  • All of this is good news for Carlyle's family of investors, who seem nonplussed by the questions swirling around the firm.

  • And coach Simon Jones was nonplussed by the record-breaking performance of the Australians.

  • And Jones was nonplussed by the record-breaking performance of the Australians.

  • ‘Lauding,’ as Gates calls such devastating word games, confuses Wole, who, at this point of his development, is ignorant of the nature of language performance intended to nonplus the audience.


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