Restraining vs Jocular - What's the difference?
As a verb restraining
As a noun restraining
is the act by which someone or something is restrained.
As an adjective jocular is
(formal) humorous]], amusing or [[joke|joking.
The act by which someone or something is restrained.
* George Meredith
- She had the privilege of a soul beyond our minor rules and restrainings to speak her wishes to the true wife of a mock husband—no husband; less a husband than this shadow of a woman a wife, she said;
(formal) Humorous]], amusing or [[joke, joking.
- He was in a jocular mood all day.
* 1865 , , chapter IV:
- All we had was a short and jocular conversation.
* 1896 , , chapter 15:
- From the tone of the speaker, the last words might be understood to be jocular .
* 1910 , :
- Sometimes he would notice it, pat it, call it half-mocking, half-jocular names, and so make it caper with extraordinary delight.
- 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.
* (humorous) dismissive, jokey, unemotional, silly; see also
* (humorous) heartfelt, serious, sincere