Definition of Matter-of-fact

1. Adjective. Not fanciful or imaginative. "A prosaic and unimaginative essay"

Exact synonyms: Prosaic
Similar to: Unrhetorical
Derivative terms: Prosaicness, Prose



2. Adjective. Concerned with practical matters. "A matter-of-fact account of the trip"
Exact synonyms: Pragmatic, Pragmatical
Similar to: Practical
Derivative terms: Pragmatism, Pragmatism

Definition of Matter-of-fact

1. Adjective. of, or relating to facts only; literal, realistic ¹

2. Adjective. lacking emotion or colour ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matter-of-fact

matsutakes
matsyendra
matt
matt-up
matta
mattacin
mattagamite
mattages
mattamore
matte
matte up
matted
mattedly
matter
matter-of-course
matter-of-fact (current term)
matter-of-factly
matter-of-factness
matter of course
matter of fact
matter of law
matter of record
matter of time
matter to
mattered
mattereth
matterful
mattering
matterless
matterlike

Literary usage of Matter-of-fact

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1884)
"... or matter of fact. The form of such demurrer is by averring the declaration or plea, the repli- r*315l ca*'on or rejoinder, to be insufficient *in law ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"There was no issue tendered on matter of fact that was left undecided, and no matter of law affecting the merits that was not adjudged. ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... in independent or direct value-judgments, some of his critics accused him of constructing a quasi-Feuer- bachian theology. As a matter of fact, however, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In Christ's work of redemption merit and satisfaction materially coincide almost to their full ex tent, since as a matter of fact the merits of Christ are ..."

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