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Definition of the adjective matter-of-fact

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  1. not fanciful or imaginative
    • example: local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones
    • synonym of matter-of-fact: prosaic
    • similar: unrhetorical
  2. concerned with practical matters
    • examples: a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem | a matter-of-fact account of the trip
    • synonyms of matter-of-fact: pragmatic / pragmatical
    • similar: practical

Alternative definition of the adjective matter-of-fact


  1. of, or relating to facts only; literal, realistic
  2. lacking emotion or colour


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  2. "Matter-of-fact" a.k.a. "Matter of Fact" is a composition.


Matter-of-fact a.k.a. Matter of fact: A matter of fact, in the Humean sense, is the type of knowledge that can be characterized as arising out of one's interaction with and experience in the external world. In a Kantian framework, it is equivalent to the synthetic a posteriori.

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Publication, solution, common-place, truism, matter-of-fact. Mystic. SYN. Mysterious, cabalistic , magical. " ANT. Plain, matter-of-fact, everyday, familiar, commonplace, obvious, ...

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Maternity is a matter of fact, paternity is a matter of opinion.
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