from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Bewildered; unsure how to respond or act.
- adj. Unfazed, unaffected, or unimpressed.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of nonplus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. filled with bewilderment
Nevertheless, to be perfectly accurate, I was using the word nonplussed obtusely if not downright inccorrectly.
Also, cycling fans got to witness another milestone today, when BSNYC commentator Eben Oliver Weiss typed the word "nonplussed" for the one millionth time during his daily blog.
At least your expression would not have been "nonplussed" as it appears all Portlanders, Portlandonians, Portlandites?
We already misuse "nonplussed", "penultimate" and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle - it'd be a pity to waste such a great word like "narcissism" on things so utterly pedestrian.
I think a more important discussion would be on the word "nonplussed" which sounds like it should mean "meh" but actually means "utterly perplexed."
I'm sure that if the 'nonplussed' knew who was taking their picture, they would put on their puppy dog love eyes and show their teeth stay anonymous
Yes, the "nonplussed" in the technically incorrect yet increasingly common sense of the word eyes of society have undoubtedly sculpted me into whatever it is I am today.
I was nonplussed by the word "nonplussed", 'til I looked it up and realized you were using it in the sense of wiktionary's second definition.
However, it doesn't take an Einstein to figure out that crappy streets are still crappy streets regardless of how much electrical assistance you have, and even someone who can't spell "nonplussed" surely realizes that getting hit by an SUV will suck just as badly on a 2.0 bike as it does on the current 1.0 iterations.
Instead of trying to deal with spelling "nonplussed", consider "subtracted" as an alternative?
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