Nonplussed

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/

 

 

nonplussed

 

non·plus

[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.

 

noun

2.  a state of utter perplexity.

 

Origin:
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:  http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wordroutes/perplexed-by-nonplussed-and-bemused/

 

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

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