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! http://farmerfarthing.com/2014/08/08/dancers-of-the-deep-weekly-photo-challenge-texture/
verb (used with object), non·plussed or non·plused, non·plus·sing or non·plus·ing.
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.