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)
(plural matters of fact)
- a fact
- (idiomatic) a more factual correction
- (idiomatic) something completely true
- As a matter of fact, the car is midnight blue.
Originated in the 19th century by natural philosophers of the Royal Society in London
- By reading and enjoying these stories, the concepts of green living become a part of your child's experience in a matter-of-fact way.
- Moreover, he will do it in a perfectly natural matter-of-fact manner, as if there should be no upset over these issues.
- Be matter-of-fact about regressing and don't apply pressure or express disappointment in the child.
- Talk to your child in a matter-of-fact way about the new person before he meets him.
- Be relaxed, positive, and matter-of-fact about the whole process.