punchy


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punch·y

 (pŭn′chē)
adj. punch·i·er, punch·i·est
1. Characterized by vigor or drive: "He speaks in short, punchy sentences, using plain, populist words that excite" (Washington Post).
2. Groggy or dazed from or as if from a punch or series of punches; punch-drunk.

punch′i·ly adv.
punch′i·ness n.
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punchy

(ˈpʌntʃɪ)
adj, punchier or punchiest
1. an informal word for punch-drunk
2. (Pathology) an informal word for punch-drunk
3. informal incisive or forceful: a punchy article.
ˈpunchily adv
ˈpunchiness n
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punch•y

(ˈpʌn tʃi)

adj. punch•i•er, punch•i•est.
1. punch-drunk.
2. vigorously effective; forceful.
[1935–40]
punch′i•ness, n.
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punchy

adjective (Informal) effective, spirited, dynamic, lively, storming (informal), aggressive, vigorous, forceful, incisive, in-your-face (slang) A good way to sound confident is to use short, punchy sentences.
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Translations

punchy

[ˈpʌntʃɪ] ADJ (punchier (compar) (punchiest (superl))) [person etc] → de empuje, con garra; [phrase] → con garra; [remark] → incisivo, contundente; [style] → vigoroso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

punchy

[ˈpʌntʃi] adj [style, phrase] → incisif/ive
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

punchy

adj (+er) (inf)
sentence, speech etcschwungvoll (inf)
(Boxing) → benommen; (fig: = confused) → benommen, durcheinander pred
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

punchy

[ˈpʌntʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam)
a. (prose, writing, article) → incisivo/a
b. (punch-drunk, person) → stordito/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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