- 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.
matter-of-fact definition by Webster's New World
sticking strictly to facts; literal, unimaginative, unemotional, prosaic, etc.
matter-of-fact definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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).
- matˈter-of-factˈly adverb
- matˈter-of-factˈness noun