Antonyms for nonplus

Grammar : Verb
Spell : non-pluhs, non-pluhs
Phonetic Transcription : nɒnˈplʌs, ˈnɒn plʌs

Definition of nonplus

Origin :
  • "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
Example sentences :
  • 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

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