plussed

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See plus.

Verb[edit]

plussed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of plus

Adjective[edit]

plussed (not comparable)

  1. (computing, informal) Containing a plus sign.
    • 1997, "Matthew N. Dodd", anti-spam e-mail addresses (on newsgroup comp.os.vms)
      I think the only good form of email address munging is a plussed email address as I have in this message. While I am not automatically bitbucketing email addressed in this way, it does keep it from hitting my inbox and demanding my immediate attention.

Etymology 2[edit]

A notional opposite to or back-formation from nonplussed; see that entry for more on its own sense development.

Adjective[edit]

plussed (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Calm, collected and unconfused; not nonplussed (bewildered, unsure how to react).
    • 2000, Barry Tighe, Identity Cards, Barry Tighe (→ISBN):
      Jady was rarely nonplussed, normally being very plussed indeed, but Alison's ability to move events without really noticing astounded him. She ran her hair idly through her fingers.
    • 2003, Joy Drinkwater, Kim M. Guzzo, Endings & Beginnings, iUniverse (→ISBN), page 219:
      Edgar was a bit not plussed when they asked him about it. Such a problem had never occurred before, he was sure of that, and it would probably have to be  []
    • (Can we date this quote?), Gravitas, Punctilio, Rectitude & Pippy Bags, Frank Key, page 313:
      Elhugavamp stopped up her ears with cotton wool and continued to smoke her acrid Serbian cigarillo, looking quite plussed and nonchalant, unlike me, for I was nonplussed and chalant, and innocent of cotton wool ear-stoppers.
  2. (informal) Bothered, fazed, vexed, or concerned; not nonplussed (unfazed, unaffected, unimpressed).
    • 1970, Laurence Marton Lerner, The Rise of the Impresario: Bernard Ullman and the Transformation of Musical Culture in Nineteenth Century America:
      I have received so much contradictory advice that I am quite plussed [sic] but I am inclined to think that that given to me by Mr. the American Ambassador  []
    • 2009, Valerie Welbourn, Just Say No to Manchanilla Apples!: A Family Travelogue, Lulu.com (→ISBN), page 53:
      [] in time for final boarding call, only slightly non-plussed. Actually, I was quite plussed. It's a scary thought to think what might have happened had we missed our plane, the first of 3 connecting flights.
    • 2015, Donny Levit, Rock n’ Roll Lies: Ten Stories, AuthorHouse (→ISBN):
      Both Morty and Bloody Mary feigned being non-plussed by the attention [...and] have to school Even Stephen in keeping things low key. He acted quite plussed by the attention. He bathed in the developing cult status of the Supergroup. “Lay low and play the fucking bass,” Morty repeated throughout their tour.
    • 2021, Elizabeth Hayley, Tag, We're It, Waterhouse Press (→ISBN)
      "What the hell is that?" I asked, flabbergasted at her nonplussed responses since I was very, very plussed. “Like, a less serious jack...knife...jack...whatever that thing is you keep saying.