- The definition of matter-of-fact is something that sticks to the facts and without emotion.
An example of matter-of-fact is someone calmly announcing the details of a death.
- Relating or adhering to facts; literal.
- Straightforward or unemotional: “the matter-of-fact tones in which the local guides describe the history of the various places” (New York Times).
(comparative more matter-of-fact, superlative most matter-of-fact)