matter–of–fact

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

Definition of matter–of–fact

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

matter–of–factly

play \-ˈfak(t)-lē\ adverb

matter–of–factness

play \-ˈfak(t)-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of matter–of–fact

1712


MATTER–OF–FACT Defined for English Language Learners

matter-of-fact

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adjective

Definition of matter–of–fact for English Language Learners

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


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 for Students

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

matter–of–factly

\-ˈfakt-lē\ adverb

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