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Postby Bailey » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:06 pm

non·plus (nn-pls)
tr.v. non·plused also non·plussed, non·plus·ing also non·plus·sing, non·plus·es also non·plus·ses
To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; bewilder.
n.
A state of perplexity, confusion, or bewilderment.

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[From Latin nn pls, no more : nn, not; see non- + pls, more; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots.]

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsAdj. 1. nonplussed - filled with bewilderment; "at a loss to understand those remarks"; "puzzled that she left without saying goodbye"
at a loss, nonplused, puzzled
perplexed - full or difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"


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Postby Perry » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:39 pm

Your comment has left me plussed.
"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once. Lately it hasn't been working."
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Postby Bailey » Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:04 pm

Perry wrote:Your comment has left me plussed.
no minus there, I like that and I hope to see more.

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Postby gailr » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:07 pm

Where does nonplussed fit on the Double Plus Good to Double Plus UnGood scale?
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Postby sluggo » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:15 pm

gailr wrote:Where does nonplussed fit on the Double Plus Good to Double Plus UnGood scale?
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Why, it's gotta be neutral -- but I coulda sworn that doubleplusgood was one word.

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