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NON'PLUS, n. [L. not, and plus, more, further.] Puzzle; insuperable difficulty; a state in which one is unable to proceed or decide.

NON'PLUS, v.t. To puzzle; to confound; to put to a stand; to stop by embarrassment.

Your situation has nonplussed me.



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NON'PLUS, n. [L. not, and plus, more, further.] Puzzle; insuperable difficulty; a state in which one is unable to proceed or decide.

NON'PLUS, v.t. To puzzle; to confound; to put to a stand; to stop by embarrassment.

Your situation has nonplussed me.

NON'PLUS, n. [L. non, not, and plus, more, further.]

Puzzle; insuperable difficulty; a state in which one is unable to proceed or decide. Locke. South.


NON'PLUS, v.t.

To puzzle; to confound; to put to a stand; to stop by embarrassment. Dryden. Your situation has nonplussed me. Th. Scott.


Non"plus
  1. A state or condition which baffles reason or confounds judgment; insuperable difficulty; inability to proceed or decide; puzzle; quandary.

    Both of them are a perfect nonplus and baffle to all human understanding. South.

  2. To puzzle] to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by embarrassment.

    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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Nonplus

NON'PLUS, noun [Latin not, and plus, more, further.] Puzzle; insuperable difficulty; a state in which one is unable to proceed or decide.

NON'PLUS, verb transitive To puzzle; to confound; to put to a stand; to stop by embarrassment.

Your situation has nonplussed me.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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fix

FIX, v.t. [L. firus, figo.]

1. To make stable; to set or establish immovably. The universe is governed by fixed laws.

2. To set or place permanently; to establish. The prince fixed his residence at York. The seat of our government is fixed at Washington in the district of Columbia. Some men have no fixed opinions.

3. To make fast; to fasten; to attach firmly; as, to fix a cord or line to a hook.

4. To set or place steadily; to direct, as the eye, without moving it; to fasten. The gentleman fixed his eyes on the speaker, and addressed him with firmness.

5. To set or direct steadily, without wandering; as, to fix the attention. The preacher fixes the attention of his audience, or the hearers fix their attention on the preacher.

6. To set or make firm, so as to bear a high degree of heat without evaporating; to deprive of volatility. Gold, diamonds, silver, platina, are among the most fixed bodies.

7. To transfix; to pierce. [Little used.]

8. To withhold from motion.

9. In popular use, to put in order; to prepare; to adjust; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; as, to fix clothes or dress; to fix the furniture of a room. this use is analogous to that of set, in the phrase, to set a razor.

FIX, v.i.

1. To rest; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering.

Your kindness banishes your fear, resolved to fix forever here.

2. To become firm, so as to resist volatilization.

3. To cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable; as a metallic substance.

To fix on, to settle the opinion or resolution on any thing; to determine on. The contracting parties have fixed on certain leading points. the legislature fixed on Wethersfield as the place for a State Prison.

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