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matter–of–fact

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of matter–of–fact

  1. 1 restricted to or based on fact a matter-of-fact recitation of the events of the last week Synonyms of matter–of–fact documentary, hard, historical, literal, matter-of-fact, nonfictional, objective, trueWords Related to matter–of–fact actual, authentic, bona fide, genuine, real, right; documented, established; confirmable, reliable, supportable, sustainable, verifiable; demonstrable, provable; incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, irrefutable, undeniable, unquestionable; plain, simple; certain, undoubtedNear Antonyms of matter–of–fact hypothetical, 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, unsupportableAntonyms of matter–of–fact fictional, fictionalized, fictitious, nondocumentary, nonfactual, nonhistorical, unhistorical

  2. 2 willing to see things as they really are and deal with them sensibly a matter-of-fact woman who didn't worry about “what ifs” Synonyms of matter–of–fact down-to-earth, earthy, hardheaded, matter-of-fact, practical, pragmatic (also pragmatical)Words Related to matter–of–fact idealless, philistine, utilitarian; commonsensical, grounded, levelheaded, logical, no-nonsense, rational, reasonable, sane, sensible, sober, sobersided, sound; bottom-line, hard, hard-boiled, hard-edged, tough-minded, unromantic, unsentimental; cynical, disillusioned, misanthropic, pessimistic; distrustful, mistrustful, skeptical, suspiciousNear Antonyms of matter–of–fact fanciful, fantastic (also fantastical), imaginative; romantic, sentimental; cheerful, optimistic, rose-colored; trustful, trusting, unsuspicious; half-baked, illogical, insane, irrational, unreasonable; theoretical (also theoretic)Antonyms of matter–of–fact blue-sky, idealistic, impractical, unrealistic, utopian, visionary


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