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

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

Full Definition of MATTER-OF-FACT

:  adhering to the unembellished facts; also :  being plain, straightforward, or unemotional
mat·ter–of–fact·ly \-ˈfak(t)-lē\ adverb
mat·ter–of–fact·ness \-ˈfak(t)-nəs\ noun

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

Definition of MATTER-OF-FACT for Kids

:  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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