Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun matter-of-fact

2 senses of matter of fact

Sense 1
question of fact, matter of fact -- (a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide)
       => question, head -- (the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets")

Sense 2
matter of fact -- (a matter that is an actual fact or is demonstrable as a fact)
       => fact -- (a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case")

Antonyms of adj matter-of-fact

2 senses of matter-of-fact

Sense 1
matter-of-fact, prosaic -- (not fanciful or imaginative; "local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"; "a prosaic and unimaginative essay")

INDIRECT (VIA unrhetorical) -> rhetorical -- (given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery")

Sense 2
matter-of-fact, pragmatic, pragmatical -- (concerned with practical matters; "a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip")

INDIRECT (VIA practical) -> impractical -- (not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution")

Similarity of adj matter-of-fact

2 senses of matter-of-fact

Sense 1
matter-of-fact, prosaic -- (not fanciful or imaginative; "local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"; "a prosaic and unimaginative essay")
       => unrhetorical (vs. rhetorical) -- (not rhetorical)

Sense 2
matter-of-fact, pragmatic, pragmatical -- (concerned with practical matters; "a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip")
       => practical (vs. impractical) -- (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")

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