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Meaning of “matter-of-fact” in the English Dictionary

"matter-of-fact" in British English

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matter-of-factadjective

uk   /ˌmæt.ə.rəvˈfækt/  us   /ˌmæt̬.ɚ.əv-/
matter-of-factly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She ​announced the ​news matter-of-factly.
matter-of-factness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of matter-of-fact from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"matter-of-fact" in American English

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matter-of-factadjective

 us   /ˈmæt̬·ər·əvˈfækt/
not ​showingfeelings or ​emotion, esp. in a ​situation when ​emotion would be ​expected: He ​spoke in a very matter-of-fact way about the ​accident.
matter-of-factly
adverb  us   /ˈmæt̬·ər·əvˈfækt·li/
She ​announced the ​news matter-of-factly.
(Definition of matter-of-fact from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “matter-of-fact”
in Chinese (Simplified) 就事论事的, 不带感情的…
in Turkish gerçekçi, hayale kapılmayan, realist…
in Russian прозаичный, сухой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 就事論事的, 不帶感情的…
in Polish rzeczowy…
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