Nonplus

Definition of Nonplus

Non´plus`
n.1.A state or condition which baffles reason or confounds judgment; insuperable difficulty; inability to proceed or decide; puzzle; quandary.
Both of them are a perfect nonplus and baffle to all human understanding.
- South.
v. t.1.To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by embarrassment.
[imp. & p. p. Nonplused or Nonplussed; p. pr. & vb. n. Nonplusing or Nonplussing.]
He has been nonplused by Mr. Dry's desiring him to tell what it was that he endeavored to prove.
- Spectator.

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