Antonyms for nonplus
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : non-pluhs, non-pluhs|
|Phonetic Transcription : nɒnˈplʌs, ˈnɒn plʌs|
Definition of nonplusOrigin :
- "to bring to a nonplus, to perplex," 1590s, from the noun (1580s), properly "state where 'nothing more' can be done or said," from Latin non plus "no more, no further" (see plus). Related: Nonplussed.
- verb confuse, perplex
- Peter was puzzled, and scratched his ear like a man at a nonplus.
- Extract from : « The Daltons, Volume II (of II) » by Charles James Lever
- They were put to a nonplus, and summoned the Devil to their relief.
- Extract from : « A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II) » by Augustus De Morgan
- The inquiring mind is at a nonplus, and is likely to remain so.
- Extract from : « The Old Inns of Old England, Volume II (of 2) » by Charles G. Harper
- This reply seemed to nonplus us all with the exception of Maitland and Godin.
- Extract from : « The Darrow Enigma » by Melvin L. Severy
- Wingate was now at a nonplus, and “could not well tell what to say.”
- Extract from : « The Life of John Bunyan » by Edmund Venables
- Phonny was put quite to a nonplus by this unexpected answer.
- Extract from : « Mary Erskine » by Jacob Abbott
- The idea at the bottom of the piece is that the devil will carry off the wee boy if he can nonplus him.
- Extract from : « The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Volume I of 5) » by Various
- Never having been paid such an attention in all my life before, I felt rather at a nonplus.
- Extract from : « Blue-Stocking Hall, Vol. 1 (of 3) » by William Pitt Scargill
- Nonplus, non′plus, n. a state in which no more can be done or said: great difficulty.
- Extract from : « Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R) » by Various
- Mr. and Mrs. Accleton were at somewhat of a nonplus as to the most feasible means of procuring the attendance of Sally.
- Extract from : « Pencil Sketches » by Eliza Leslie
Synonyms for nonplus
- mess with one's head
- rattle one's cage
- take aback
- throw into tizzy
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