matter-of-fact


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Related to matter-of-fact: matter-of-factly, expeditiously, a matter of course

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 ?
And Jo gave a disdainful shrug as the rest laughed at Laurie's matter-of-fact tone.
Nor was it out of keeping with the general coarseness and matter-of-fact character of the age, that the son should be willing to earn an honest penny, or, rather, a weighty amount of sterling pounds, from the purse of his father's deadly enemy.
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.
He had one of those natures which could better and more clearly conceive of religious things from its own perceptions and instincts, than many a matter-of-fact and practical Christian.
Dickon stood out among the trees and rose-bushes and began to sing in quite a simple matter-of-fact way and in a nice strong boy voice:
You didn't mean it," remarked the matter-of-fact Miss Pross, "and therefore how could you know it?
Presently he breathed more freely and looked round the room to help himself into a matter-of-fact vein by a little unembarrassed action, and the commonplace aspect of the bedroom furniture.
A year ago which of us would have received such a possibility, in the midst of our scientific, sceptical, matter-of-fact nineteenth century?
But, Grandfather," interposed Charley, who was a matter-of-fact little person, "what reason have you, to imagine so?
that was quite a matter-of-fact tale for Cousin Dickon.
Close Dealing- A Royal Pork Merchant- Grievances of a Matter-of-Fact Man.
I've got my shooting pains so bad that I'm going over to Bettsbridge to spend the night with Aunt Martha Pierce and see that new doctor," she answered in a matter-of-fact tone, as if she had said she was going into the store-room to take a look at the preserves, or up to the attic to go over the blankets.