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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 ?
Instead they exhibit the typical pseudo-classical traits of matter-of-factness and clearness; also, as Swift's personal notes, cleverness, directness, trenchant intellectual power, irony, and entire ease, to which latter the prevailing octosyllabic couplet meter contributes.
Desolate places, disconsolate characters, and their cliched speech are redeemed by the elegant diction and the dispassionate tone, Terey's trademark style: a strange mixture of cold matter-of-factness and compassion that reminds one of Edward Hopper's paintings.
Decamping in an eerie, remote farm house to train a group of novice clergy in the ways of being a 'deliverance consultant' - the Church's beige 2015 term for 'exorcist' - Threlfall's seen-it-allbefore matter-of-factness neatly offset the sense of foreboding and grisly goings-on to come.
Decamping in an eerie, remote farm house to train a group of novice clergy in the ways of being a "deliverance consultant" - the Church's beige 2015 term for "exorcist" - Threlfall's seen-it-allbefore matter-of-factness neatly offset the sense of foreboding and grisly goings-on to come.
Her recollection of her past experiences are tempered by a matter-of-factness that belies the perilous positions she and her colleagues have found themselves in.
Abe wanted to go to America because he had read a lot about America in newspapers at the town library and because, he once said, with a calm matter-of-factness with which I could in my Americanness not identify at all, he figured there was no future for him in Russia.
Viewed in this way, the apparent confidence and matter-of-factness that characterise The Making of New Zealanders suggest an underlying sense of crisis.
The extravagant flight of his own fantasy combines with traditional folk tales and facts, literary allusions and tangible -- at times obtrusively graphic -- descriptions approaching the matter-of-factness of reportage," the Swedish Academy said when it awarded Garcia Marquez the Nobel Prize in 1982.
An outlier, though not to say outsider, Mackler's work clearly lacks virtuosity, privileging handedness, matter-of-factness and expression.
Squibb, who has Kate's matter-of-factness but not her coarse frankness, has enjoyed the attention with a sincere but bemused gratitude.
Wildlife management is people management--100 percent," he says in a lively tone, distinct from the scientific matter-of-factness that dominates most of the conversation.
This project is sort of part of the repiping of America" said Sitek, with a mixture of pride and matter-of-factness.