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English definition of “matter-of-fact”

matter-of-fact

adjective     /ˌmæt.ə.rəvˈfækt/ US  /ˌmæt̬.ɚ.əv-/
not showing feelings or emotion , especially in a situation when emotion would be expected : He spoke in a very matter-of-fact way about the accident .Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions matter-of-factly     /-li/ adverb Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions matter-of-factness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
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