Antonyms for nonplused

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

Definition of nonplused

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 :
  • He had expected to intimidate our hero easily, and now he was nonplused.
  • Extract from : « The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview » by Ralph Bonehill
  • The neighbor could tell no more, and Captain Putnam and the cadets were nonplused.
  • Extract from : « The Putnam Hall Cadets » by Arthur M. Winfield
  • Nonplused for the moment, the artist wanted then to carry off the thing easily.
  • Extract from : « Artist and Model » by Ren de Pont-Jest
  • For a moment, I was too nonplused to speak; I could only stare at her.
  • Extract from : « The Holladay Case » by Burton E. Stevenson
  • At the time, however, I was nonplused and rather disturbed in my dreams of the future.
  • Extract from : « Murder in Any Degree » by Owen Johnson
  • To say that I was nonplused is to say less than the truth; I was amazed.
  • Extract from : « The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu » by Sax Rohmer
  • And for a moment she stared at the scene, nonplused, discomfited.
  • Extract from : « The White Moll » by Frank L. Packard
  • Something had gone wrong in the engine room, and the engineer was nonplused.
  • Extract from : « "Say Fellows--" » by Wade C. Smith
  • I can smoke my own pipe in turn, but when the Indian pipe comes around, I am nonplused.
  • Extract from : « Canyons of the Colorado » by J. W. Powell
  • The youth stood there with the coin in his fingers, nonplused and bewildered; of course he had not understood a word.
  • Extract from : « A Tramp Abroad, Complete » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Synonyms for nonplused

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