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matter-of-fact

[mat-er-uh v-fakt] /ˈmæt ər əvˈfækt/
adjective
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-to-earth.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15
Related forms
matter-of-factly, adverb
matter-of-factness, noun
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Word Origin and History for matter-of-factly
matter-of-fact
also matter of fact, 1570s, 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. Meaning "prosaic, unimaginative" is from 1787.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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