nonplus


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nonplus \Non"plus`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nonplusedor
   Nonplussed; p. pr. & vb. n. Nonplusing or Nonplussing.]
   To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by
   embarrassment.
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         He has been nonplused by Mr. Dry's desiring him to tell
         what it was that he endeavored to prove. --Spectator.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nonplus \Non"plus\, n. [L. non not + plus more, further. See
   Plural.]
   A state or condition which baffles reason or confounds
   judgment; insuperable difficulty; inability to proceed or
   decide; puzzle; quandary.
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         Both of them are a perfect nonplus and baffle to all
         human understanding.                     --South.
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