nonplussed nonplussed  /nɑn ˈpləst/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) be a mystery or bewildering to
  2. (adj) filled with bewilderment

Usage(s):

  1. It shows that for all the violence that surrounds us, and for all the killings we read about in the newspapers, Americans are still capable of being nonplussed.
  2. Still, the Iranian leader seemed nonplussed by the news that Obama was revealing the Qum plant's existence.
  3. I found the world slightly nonplussed mildly euphoric, if a bit nervous.

News

  • The best is yet to come for Nick Brinson

    I was sitting on trainer Hector Bermudez’s couch last Saturday, watching the replay of the Nick Brinson – Jorge Melendez brawl at Turning Stone Casino the night before. You must feel so validated, I said. “Not yet,” came the nonplussed answer. “That’s for when I get to the Freddie Roach level.” The steely confidence is real.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

Quotes

  1. While the young Obamas are not untouched by the constant media coverage, Obama tells PEOPLE the sometimes bruising race for the presidency has seemed to roll off his daughters, "I've been really happy by how nonplussed they've been by the whole...
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "That's the amazing thing about Tom," said Bavaro, who now calls Topsfield home. "He really doesn't get rattled. For him to be nonplussed about all the firing talk and the awful start to the season when it looked like they'd struggle just to...
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: Mark Bavaro Source: Eagle Tribune

  3. Asked how he and his wife were coping with the continuing controversy, Wilson said, "We have two 5-year-old twins and they occupy most of our free time. She's obviously nonplussed at this unwanted attention brought to our family. But she's tough."
    on Jul 14, 2005 By: Joseph Wilson Source: USA Today

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