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Definition 1: concerned with practical matters - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where matter-of-fact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
  • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

Synonyms for matter-of-fact in the sense of this definition

(matter-of-fact is similar to ...) concerned with actual use or practice

"he is a very practical person" "the idea had no practical application" "a practical knowledge of Japanese" "woodworking is a practical art"

Definition 2: not fanciful or imaginative - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where matter-of-fact or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones
  • a prosaic and unimaginative essay

Synonyms for matter-of-fact in the sense of this definition

(matter-of-fact is similar to ...) not rhetorical

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