Matter-of-fact meaning

măt'ər-əv-făkt'
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.

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Lacking emotion or colour.
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A fact.
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(idiomatic) A more factual correction.
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(idiomatic) Something completely true.

As a matter of fact, the car is midnight blue.

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Relating or adhering to facts; literal.
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Straightforward or unemotional.
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Sticking strictly to facts; literal, unimaginative, unemotional, prosaic, etc.
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Of, or relating to facts only; literal, realistic.
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Origin of matter-of-fact

  • Originated in the 19th century by natural philosophers of the Royal Society in London
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  • From matter + of + fact.
    From Wiktionary