as a matter of course

as a mat·ter of course
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [az ey mat-er uhv, ov kawrs, kohrs]
    • /æz eɪ ˈmæt ər ʌv, ɒv kɔrs, koʊrs/
    • /əz ə ˈmætə(r) əv kɔːs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [az ey mat-er uhv, ov kawrs, kohrs]
    • /æz eɪ ˈmæt ər ʌv, ɒv kɔrs, koʊrs/

Definitions of as a matter of course words

  • phrase as a matter of course If you do something as a matter of course, you do it as part of your normal work or way of life. 3
  • noun as a matter of course as a natural or normal consequence, mode of action, or event 3

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Parts of speech for As a matter of course


as a matter of course popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for as a matter of course

adv as a matter of course

  • routinely — a customary or regular course of procedure.
  • generally — usually; commonly; ordinarily: He generally comes home at noon.
  • commonly — usually; ordinarily
  • consistently — agreeing or accordant; compatible; not self-contradictory: His views and actions are consistent.
  • habitually — of the nature of a habit; fixed by or resulting from habit: habitual courtesy.

adj as a matter of course

  • assertive — Someone who is assertive states their needs and opinions clearly, so that people take notice.
  • pragmatic — of or relating to a practical point of view or practical considerations.
  • categorical — If you are categorical about something, you state your views very definitely and firmly.
  • a priori — An a priori argument, reason, or probability is based on an assumed principle or fact, rather than on actual observed facts.
  • authoritarian — If you describe a person or an organization as authoritarian, you are critical of them controlling everything rather than letting people decide things for themselves.

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adv as a matter of course

  • differently — not alike in character or quality; distinct in nature; dissimilar: The two brothers are very different, although they are identical twins.
  • occasionally — at times; from time to time; now and then.
  • rarely — on rare occasions; infrequently; seldom: I'm rarely late for appointments.
  • sometimes — on some occasions; at times; now and then.
  • divergently — diverging; differing; deviating.

adj as a matter of course

  • indecisive — characterized by indecision, as persons; irresolute; undecided.
  • manageable — that can be managed; governable; tractable; contrivable.
  • obedient — obeying or willing to obey; complying with or submissive to authority: an obedient son.
  • skeptical — inclined to skepticism; having an attitude of doubt: a skeptical young woman who will question whatever you say.
  • submissive — inclined or ready to submit or yield to the authority of another; unresistingly or humbly obedient: submissive servants.

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