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Meaning of NONPLUS

Pronunciation:  nân'plus

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"

NONPLUS is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, perplex, pose, puzzle, stupefy, vex
 See Also: bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, elude, escape, figure out, fox, fuddle, lick, mix up, puzzle out, puzzle over, riddle, solve, stagger, stump, throw, work, work out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Non"plus\, n. [L. non not + plus more, further. See
    A state or condition which daffles reason or confounds
    judgment; insuperable difficalty; inability to proceed or
    decide; puzzle; quandary.
          Both of them are a perfect nonplus and baffle to all
          human understanding.                     --South.
  2. \Non"plus`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nonplused}or
    {Nonplussed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nonplusing} or {Nonplussing}.]
    To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by
          He has been nonplused by Mr. Dry's desiring him to tell
          what it was that he endeavored to prove. --Spectator.
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