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punch-drunk

and punchy
mod. unstable; stupid acting; bewildered. (From a term describing a boxer suffering from brain damage.) I feel sort of punch-drunk after a roller coaster ride.

punchy

verb
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There's a punchiness to it which is very natural to us but there's also a very romantic sweep.
Whisky expert Martine Nouet said the 1994 vintage was "a stimulating dram with lots of depth and distinctive punchiness on the palate and distinctly different.
While admitting the punchiness of Pompey's and other commoners' verbal "art" in act 2, scene 1 of Measure for Measure, I do not share Hammond's unqualified critical attitude toward it, suggesting instead that it possesses some potential virtues.
This was the era of Pop, after all, of "make love not war," and Venturi's aphorisms had the pithy punchiness of protest slogans like "Less is a Bore," "ugly and ordinary," "Main Street is almost all right.
And adding to the pounding punchiness is a soundtrack which combines rap, hip hop and rock and includes bands such as Rage Against The Machine, Papa Roach and the Dub Pistols.
Although it is anything but a reference standard for evaluating the accuracy of speaker systems, the first recording I tried was Dire Straits' On Every Street (Warner 26680), because I wanted to see how well the subwoofer handled the punchiness of this release and also how well the satellites handled the same thing.
Stravinsky's Apollo demonstrated the Bremen strings' feline grace and velvet-pawed punchiness under Harding's direction, while Beethoven's Fifth Symphony proved tremendously exciting (depth will come later).
All have a certain punchiness about them, are sure to save thousands on the council budget.
It created a startling contrast which added punchiness to the overall effect and proved that opposites really do attract