Definition of matter-of-fact adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmætər əv ˈfækt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmætər əv ˈfækt//
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said or done without showing any emotion, especially in a situation in which you would expect somebody to express their feelings synonym unemotional She told us the news of his death in a very matter-of-fact way. He was very matter-of-fact about the breakdown of his marriage.
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