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NONPLUS (nonplussed, nonplusses, nonplussing)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does nonplus mean? 

NONPLUS (verb)
  The verb NONPLUS has 1 sense:

1. be a mystery or bewildering to

  Familiarity information: NONPLUS used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NONPLUS (verb)

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Be a mystery or bewildering to

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


mystify; baffle; bewilder; dumbfound; flummox; puzzle; perplex; nonplus; stupefy; amaze; gravel; vex; pose; stick; beat; get

Context examples:

This beats me! / Got me--I don't know the answer! / a vexing problem / This question really stuck me

Hypernyms (to "nonplus" is one way to...):

bedevil; befuddle; confound; confuse; discombobulate; fox; fuddle; throw (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "nonplus"):

mix up; stump (cause to be perplexed or confounded)

riddle (set a difficult problem or riddle)

elude; escape (be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will nonplus him
The good news will nonplus her

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