Restrained vs Jocular - What's the difference?

restrained | jocular |


As adjectives the difference between restrained and jocular

is that restrained is held back, limited, kept in check or under control while jocular is (formal) humorous]], amusing or [[joke|joking.

As a verb restrained

is (restrain).

restrained

English

Adjective

(head)
  • Held back, limited, kept in check or under control.
  • He greeted her for the first time in three years with a restrained embrace.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (restrain)
  • He was restrained by the straight jacket.

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    jocular

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (formal) Humorous]], amusing or [[joke, joking.
  • He was in a jocular mood all day.
    All we had was a short and jocular conversation.
  • * 1865 , , chapter IV:
  • From the tone of the speaker, the last words might be understood to be jocular .
  • * 1896 , , chapter 15:
  • Sometimes he would notice it, pat it, call it half-mocking, half-jocular names, and so make it caper with extraordinary delight.
  • * 1910 , :
  • Then papa began to get very tired of Jones, and fidgeted and finally said, with jocular irony, that Jones had better stay all night, they could give him a shake-down.

    Synonyms

    * (humorous) dismissive, jokey, unemotional, silly; see also

    Antonyms

    * (humorous) heartfelt, serious, sincere

    Derived terms

    * jocularly * jocularity * jocularness