I sit up straighter and have an air when using this word.  It just  cries for such gallantry.  Thanks again to Farmer Farthing’s beautiful vocabulary for providing another great word!






[non-pluhs, non-pluhs]


verb (used with object), non·plussed or non·plused, non·plus·sing or non·plus·ing.

1.  to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely.



2.  a state of utter perplexity.


1575–85;  (noun)    Latin nōn plūs  literally, not more, no further, i.e., a state in which nothing more can be done.


1. perplex, confuse, confound, disconcert.


Seems there is a bit of controversy over the use and meaning of this word, see link for more information:


I hope this post doesn’t leave you ..*sniff*..  nonplussed.

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