V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: confused or bewildered, and therefore unsure how to respond

Synonyms: confused, bewildered, dumbfounded, confounded, baffled

Antonyms: certain, sure

Tips: Nonplussed comes from the Latin non plus, or "no further" because someone nonplussed is at a loss for how to proceed. The verb form, nonplus, means "to baffle or confuse."

Usage Examples:

She was completely nonplussed at his angry reaction to her announcement. (baffled, bewildered)

She turned to her friend in bewilderment, only to find that she too was nonplussed. (bewildered, confused, dumbfounded)

The shocking news left them nonplussed. (bewildered, confounded)

His reaction of laughter at the horrible news totally nonplussed me. (dumbfounded, baffled) verb

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