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matter–of–fact

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adjective mat·ter–of–fact \ˌma-tər-ə(v)-ˈfakt\

Simple Definition of matter–of–fact

  • : not showing emotion especially when talking about exciting or upsetting things

Full Definition of matter–of–fact

  1. :  adhering to the unembellished facts; also :  being plain, straightforward, or unemotional

mat·ter–of–fact·ly play \-ˈfak(t)-lē\ adverb
mat·ter–of–fact·ness play \-ˈfak(t)-nəs\ noun

1712

First Known Use of matter–of–fact

1712


MATTER–OF–FACT Defined for Kids

matter–of–fact

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adjective mat·ter–of–fact \ˌma-tər-ə-ˈfakt\

Definition of matter–of–fact

  1. :  sticking to or concerned with fact and usually not showing emotion <He gave a matter-of-fact answer.>

mat·ter–of–fact·ly \-ˈfakt-lē\ adverb



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