nonplus definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to place baffled as to what to believe, state, or do; bewilder.
    • To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; resulting in to cease by shame.
  • noun:
    • A state of perplexity, confusion, or bewilderment.
    • a situation of perplexity or bewilderment.
    • A state or condition which baffles reason or confounds judgment; insuperable trouble; failure to continue or determine; problem; quandary.
    • circumstances in which one is unable to proceed or determine; circumstances of perplexity; a puzzled condition; inability to state or do more; problem: generally within the expression at or even to a nonplus.
  • verb:
    • to perplex or bewilder somebody; to confound or flummox
    • be a mystery or bewildering to
  • others:
    • To perplex; problem; confound; placed to a standstill; stop by embarrassment.

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