nonplusses


nonplusses
'nɑn'plʌs /'nɒn- v. perplex, baffle; confuse; amaze, astonish

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • nonplus — [nɒn plʌs] verb (nonplusses, nonplussing, nonplussed) 1》 surprise and confuse; flummox. 2》 [as adjective nonplussed] N. Amer. informal unperturbed. noun a state of being nonplussed. Origin C16: from L. non plus not more …   English new terms dictionary

  • puzzle# — puzzle vb Puzzle, perplex, mystify, bewilder, distract, nonplus, confound, dumbfound are comparable when they mean to disturb and baffle mentally or throw into mental confusion. The first three words express various mental reactions to what is… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sticker — stick•er [[t]ˈstɪk ər[/t]] n. 1) a person or thing that sticks 2) an adhesive label 3) something, as a problem or riddle, that puzzles or nonplusses one 4) a bur, thorn, or the like • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • sticker — /ˈstɪkə / (say stikuh) noun 1. someone or something that sticks. 2. an adhesive label, usually with an advertisement, publicity slogan, or other message printed on it. 3. a persistent, diligent person. 4. Colloquial something that nonplusses or… …   Australian English dictionary


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