noun see matter-of-fact

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  • matter of factness — index pragmatism Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • matter-of-factness — noun The property of behaving in a matter of fact manner. His matter of factness might merely be lack of tact …   Wiktionary

  • matter-of-factness — See matter of factly. * * * …   Universalium

  • matter-of-factness — See: matter of fact …   English dictionary

  • matter-of-factness — noun see matter of fact …   Useful english dictionary

  • matter-of-factness — mat·ter of fact·ness …   English syllables

  • matter-of-fact — also matter of fact, 1570s as a noun, originally a legal term (translating L. res facti), that portion of an enquiry concerned with the truth or falsehood of alleged facts, opposed to matter of law. As an adjective from 1712. Meaning prosaic,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • matter-of-fact — adjective showing no emotion when dealing with something upsetting, exciting, etc. a. used about someone s behavior or voice: a matter of fact tone ╾ ,matter of factly adverb ╾ ,matter of factness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • matter-of-fact — matter of factly, adv. matter of factness, n. /mat euhr euhv fakt /, adj. 1. adhering strictly to fact; not imaginative; prosaic; dry; commonplace: a matter of fact account of the political rally. 2. direct or unemotional; straightforward; down… …   Universalium

  • matter-of-fact — [mat΄ər əv fakt′] adj. sticking strictly to facts; literal, unimaginative, unemotional, prosaic, etc. matter of factly adv. matter of factness n …   English World dictionary

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