Search Result for "nonplus":
1. be a mystery or bewildering to;
- Example: "This beats me!"
- Example: "Got me--I don't know the answer!"
- Example: "a vexing problem"
- Example: "This question really stuck me"
[syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nonplus \Non"plus`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nonplusedor Nonplussed; p. pr. & vb. n. Nonplusing or Nonplussing.] To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by embarrassment. [1913 Webster] He has been nonplused by Mr. Dry's desiring him to tell what it was that he endeavored to prove. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nonplus \Non"plus\, n. [L. non not + plus more, further. See Plural.] A state or condition which baffles reason or confounds judgment; insuperable difficulty; inability to proceed or decide; puzzle; quandary. [1913 Webster] Both of them are a perfect nonplus and baffle to all human understanding. --South. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
nonplus v 1: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me-- I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
150 Moby Thesaurus words for "nonplus": Gordian knot, abecedarian, addle, amaze, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, astonish, astound, baffle, bafflement, balk, bamboozle, beat, bewilderment, blast, boggle, bother, brave, bring up short, buffalo, challenge, check, checkmate, circumvent, confound, confoundment, confront, confuse, confusion, confute, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, counteract, countermand, counterwork, cross, crush, crux, dabbler, dash, daze, defeat, defy, demolish, deny, destroy, dilemma, dilettante, discomfit, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertedness, disconcertion, disconcertment, discountenance, dish, dismay, dismiss, dispose of, disrupt, disturbance, dumbfound, elude, embarrassment, enigma, faze, finish, fix, floor, flummox, flurry, fluster, foil, frustrate, fuddle, get, jam, keep in suspense, knock the chocks, knot, knotty point, lick, maze, muddle, mystery, mystify, node, nodus, nonprofessional, overcome, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, oxymoron, paradox, paralyze, parry, perplex, perplexity, perturbation, pickle, plight, pons asinorum, poser, pother, predicament, problem, put to silence, puzzle, puzzlement, quandary, rattle, rebut, reduce to silence, refute, riddle, ruin, sabotage, scotch, scrape, settle, shock, shut up, silence, smash all opposition, smatterer, spike, spoil, squash, squelch, stew, stick, stonewall, stop, stump, stun, stymie, subvert, take aback, teaser, throw, thwart, tyro, unassuredness, undermine, upset, vexed question