First Known Use of matter-of-fact
Synonymsdocumentary, hard, historical, literal, matter-of-fact, nonfictional, objective, true
Antonymsfictional, fictionalized, fictitious, nondocumentary, nonfactual, nonhistorical, unhistorical
Related Wordsactual, authentic, bona fide, genuine, real, right; documented, established; confirmable, reliable, supportable, sustainable, verifiable; demonstrable, provable; incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, irrefutable, undeniable, unquestionable; plain, simple; certain, undoubted
Near Antonymshypothetical, speculative, theoretical (also theoretic); apocryphal, unauthentic, undocumented; chimerical (also chimeric), fabulous, fanciful, fantastic (also fantastical), imaginary, imagined, invented, legendary, made-up, make-believe, mythical (or mythic), pretend; embroidered, exaggerated; insupportable, unsupportable
MATTER-OF-FACT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of matter-of-fact for Students
- He gave a matter-of-fact answer.
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