Definition of punchy
- It is an elegant dish, although the sauce seems overly polite now. I remember it when the fresh coriander was an intense and punchy flavor.
- —Caroline Bates
shrimp in a punchy sauce
She was punchy with fatigue.
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addled, bedeviled, befogged, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, dazed, distracted, dizzy, dopey (also dopy), fogged, mixed-up, muddleheaded, muzzy, punch-drunk, shell-shocked, silly, stunned, stupefied;
at sea, out of it;
: very exciting or lively
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