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matter-of-fact

adjective
     
matter-of-fact
showing no emotion when you are talking about something exciting, frightening, upsetting etc
matter-of-fact about
Jan was surprisingly matter-of-fact about her divorce.
matter-of-fact voice/tone
Use a matter-of-fact tone when disciplining your children.
matter-of-factly adverb

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