matter-of-fact definition

  • adjective:
    • pertaining or staying with realities; literal.
    • Straightforward or unemotional: "the matter-of-fact tones in which the local guides describe the history of the various places” ( New York Times).
    • of, or relating to facts only; literal, realistic
    • lacking emotion or colour
    • staying with details; perhaps not switching apart from absolute realities; maybe not fanciful or imaginative; prevalent; dry.
    • concerned with useful issues
    • maybe not fanciful or imaginative
  • others:
    • Consisting of or pertaining to realities; perhaps not fanciful, imaginative, or perfect; ordinary; commonplace: placed on things.
    • staying with details; maybe not given to walk beyond realities; unimaginative; prosaic: put on persons.

Related Sources

  • Definition for "matter-of-fact"
    • pertaining or staying with realities; literal.
    • View More
  • Sentence for "matter-of-fact"
  • Synonym for "matter-of-fact"
  • Antonym for "matter-of-fact"
  • Equivalent for "matter-of-fact"
  • Form for "matter-of-fact"
  • Same Context for "matter-of-fact"
  • Urban Dictionary for "matter-of-fact"
126 votes

How would you define matter-of-fact?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!