matter-of-fact

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

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MATTER-OF-FACT Defined for English Language Learners

matter-of-fact

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


MATTER-OF-FACT Defined for Kids

matter-of-fact

adjective mat·ter-of-fact \ ˌma-tər-ə-ˈfakt \
: sticking to or concerned with fact and usually not showing emotion
  • He gave a matter-of-fact answer.

matter-of-factly

\-ˈfakt-lē\ adverb

Law Dictionary

matter of fact

see matter


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