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synonyms for nonplus

  • astonish
  • astound
  • baffle
  • bewilder
  • daze
  • disconcert
  • dumbfound
  • faze
  • fluster
  • mystify
  • balk
  • beat
  • boggle
  • buffalo
  • confound
  • discomfit
  • discountenance
  • dismay
  • embarrass
  • floor
  • flurry
  • frustrate
  • get
  • muddle
  • overcome
  • paralyze
  • puzzle
  • rattle
  • stagger
  • stick
  • stump
  • stun
  • stymie
  • throw
  • thwart
  • mess with one's head
  • rattle one's cage
  • take aback
  • throw into tizzy
See also synonyms for: nonplused / nonplussed
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antonyms for nonplus

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  • bore
  • calm
  • clear up
  • comfort
  • enlighten
  • expect
  • explain
  • explicate
  • aid
  • assist
  • clarify
  • encourage
  • give in
  • help
  • lose
  • please
  • soothe
  • support
  • surrender
  • yield
  • educate
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How to use nonplus in a sentence

"I know of many," he answered, with a smile, an answer which by its simplicity seemed to nonplus the Duke.
LOVE-AT-ARMSRAPHAEL SABATINI
The renegade was a little at a nonplus, as he never had undergone the operation which he had described.
THE PACHA OF MANY TALESFREDERICK MARRYAT
The inquiring mind is at a nonplus, and is likely to remain so.
THE OLD INNS OF OLD ENGLAND, VOLUME II (OF 2)CHARLES G. HARPER
He finds doubts and scruples better than resolves them, and has always some argument to nonplus himself.
MICROCOSMOGRAPHYJOHN EARLE
The idea at the bottom of the piece is that the devil will carry off the wee boy if he can nonplus him.
THE ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH POPULAR BALLADS (VOLUME I OF 5)VARIOUS
Never having been paid such an attention in all my life before, I felt rather at a nonplus.
BLUE-STOCKING HALL, VOL. 1 (OF 3)WILLIAM PITT SCARGILL
Nonplus, non′plus, n. a state in which no more can be done or said: great difficulty.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Mr. and Mrs. Accleton were at somewhat of a nonplus as to the most feasible means of procuring the attendance of Sally.
PENCIL SKETCHESELIZA LESLIE
I commit him to your care, Bob—use him well, remember he is not out of pupils straits, and musnt be blown up at point nonplus yet.
THE TRUE HISTORY OF TOM AND JERRYCHARLES HINDLEY
Peter was puzzled, and scratched his ear like a man at a nonplus.
THE DALTONS, VOLUME II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
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WORDS RELATED TO NONPLUS

  • addle
  • amaze
  • astound
  • befuddle
  • bewilder
  • buffalo
  • confound
  • confuse
  • daze
  • disconcert
  • dumbfound
  • elude
  • embarrass
  • faze
  • floor
  • get
  • mix up
  • muddle
  • mystify
  • nonplus
  • puzzle
  • rattle
  • stick
  • stump
  • stun
  • throw
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.