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3 definitions found
 for matter-of-fact
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Matter-of-fact \Mat"ter-of-fact"\, a.
     Adhering to facts; not turning aside from absolute realities;
     not fanciful or imaginative; commonplace; dry.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  matter-of-fact
      adj 1: not fanciful or imaginative; "local guides describe the
             history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"; "a
             prosaic and unimaginative essay" [syn: matter-of-fact,
             prosaic]
      2: concerned with practical matters; "a matter-of-fact (or
         pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact
         account of the trip" [syn: matter-of-fact, pragmatic,
         pragmatical]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "matter-of-fact":
     boring, colorless, direct, dry, dull, factual, featureless, flat,
     forthright, lifeless, mundane, prosaic, sober, straightforward,
     tiresome, unadorned, unartistic, unembellished, unimaginative,
     unpoetic, unvarnished
  
  

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