matter-of-fact


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mat·ter-of-fact

(măt′ər-əv-făkt′)
adj.
1. Relating or adhering to facts; literal.
2. Straightforward or unemotional: "the matter-of-fact tones in which the local guides describe the history of the various places" (New York Times).

mat′ter-of-fact′ly adv.
mat′ter-of-fact′ness n.

mat′ter-of-fact′



adj.
1. adhering strictly to fact.
2. nonchalant.
[1705–15]
mat′ter-of-fact′ly, adv.
mat′ter-of-fact′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.matter-of-fact - not fanciful or imaginative; "local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"; "a prosaic and unimaginative essay"
unrhetorical - not rhetorical
2.matter-of-fact - concerned with practical matters; "a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip"
practical - concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"

matter-of-fact

adjective unsentimental, flat, dry, plain, dull, sober, down-to-earth, mundane, lifeless, prosaic, deadpan, unimaginative, unvarnished, emotionless, unembellished He gave her the news in a matter-of-fact way.

matter-of-fact

adjective
2. Having or indicating an awareness of things as they really are:
3. With little or no emotion or expression:
Translations

matter-of-fact

[ˈmætəvˈfækt] ADJ [style] → prosaico; [person] (practical) → práctico

matter-of-fact

adj attrsachlich, nüchtern; he was very matter-of-fact about iter blieb sehr sachlich or nüchtern

matter-of-fact

[ˌmætrəvˈfækt] adj (person, attitude) → pratico/a, prosaico/a; (tone, voice) → neutro/a, piatto/a; (account) → che si limita ai fatti

matter

(ˈmӕtə) noun
1. solids, liquids and/or gases in any form, from which everything physical is made. The entire universe is made up of different kinds of matter.
2. a subject or topic (of discussion etc). a private matter; money matters.
3. pus. The wound was infected and full of matter.
verb
to be important. That car matters a great deal to him; It doesn't matter.
ˌmatter-of-ˈfact adjective
keeping to the actual facts; not fanciful, emotional or imaginative. a matter-of-fact account/statement/opinion/attitude.
be the matter (often with with)
to be the/a trouble, difficulty or thing that is wrong. Is anything the matter?; What's the matter with you?
a matter of course
something that one expects to happen, be done etc. You don't have to ask her – she'll do it as a matter of course.
a matter of opinion
something about which different people have different opinions or views. Whether she's clever or not is a matter of opinion.
no matter
it is not important. `He's not here.' `No matter, I'll see him later.'
no matter who/what/where etc
whoever, whatever, wherever etc. No matter what happens, I'll go.
References in classic literature ?
In continental Greece (1), on the other hand, but especially in Boeotia, a new form of epic sprang up, which for the romance and PATHOS of the Ionian School substituted the practical and matter-of-fact.
Close Dealing- A Royal Pork Merchant- Grievances of a Matter-of-Fact Man.
While visits of ceremony and grand diplomatic conferences were going on between the partners and the king, the captain, in his plain, matter-of-fact way, was pushing what he considered a far more important negotiation; the purchase of a supply of hogs.
Before embarking, the great eris of the American Fur Company took leave of their illustrious ally in due style, with many professions of lasting friendship and promises of future intercourse; while the matter-of-fact captain anathematized him in his heart for a grasping, trafficking savage; as shrewd and sordid in his dealings as a white man.
He was slightly embarrassed, but assumed a cheerful, matter-of-fact air.
To the eyes of his matter-of-fact companions, the aspect of these coasts recalled rather the parceled-out land of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and where the Frenchman discovered traces of the heroes of fable, these Americans were marking the most favorable points for the establishment of stores in the interests of lunar commerce and industry.
Struck by this plain matter-of-fact question, I answered, saying, yes, I thought I did see four or five men; but it was too dim to be sure.
But, Grandfather," interposed Charley, who was a matter-of-fact little person, "what reason have you, to imagine so?
I said it in the matter-of-fact voice of one made free of the company of parents, as if I had said it often before, and would have to say it often again, and as if there was nothing particularly delicious to me in hearing myself say it.
Built on unadorned concrete piles, it has a pared down, matter-of-fact quality.
Barash presents Natural Selections, a matter-of-fact look at how human biology and evolution affect human behavior, and what this has to say about both practical and ethical dilemmas in today's world.
MATTER OF FACT: Deal with sex as you would any bodily function in a matter-of-fact way.