Sinonimi di matter
1 (sostantivo )
an event, situation, or subjectIt was a private matter.
There were far more serious things on my mind.
Is it right for the Church to express a view on political issues?
Politicians cannot ignore the concerns of young people.
Parenting can be a stressful business.
The whole question of aid is a tricky political one.
in the wake of recent events in Europe
It was I who first raised the subject of moving to Canada.
The government has mishandled the whole affair.
They have not based it on any incident from the past.
an unhappy episode in my life
They offer tips on topics such as home safety.
plans to disclose their latest business transaction
Traffic jams are now a daily occurrence.
2 (sostantivo )
the substance of which something, esp. a physical object, is madeA proton is an elementary particle of matter.
3 (sostantivo )
the content of written or verbal material as distinct from its style or formThis conflict forms the matter of the play.
She is reluctant to discuss the content of the play.
sense, , ,
a noun which has two senses
His work served as the text of secret debates.
substance, , ,
The substance of his discussions doesn't really matter.
The purport of his speech was obvious.
He related the gist of his conversation to us.
4 (sostantivo )
a secretion or discharge, such as pusIf the wound starts to produce yellow matter, see your doctor.
5 (sostantivo )
Forget it; it's of no matter.
Safety is of paramount importance.
Food was of no interest to her at all.
I was glad I had nothing of great moment to do that afternoon.
That argument no longer carries much weight.
Such arguments are of little import.
This question is of little consequence.
ideas about the social significance of religion
6 (sostantivo )
What's the matter?
the economic problems of the inner city
Robert's health had always been a worry to his wife.
You've caused a lot of trouble.
The main difficulty has been getting enough students to try out the scheme.
a source of continuity in times of worry and upset
Most men hate the bother of shaving.
The ship might be in distress.
The age difference was a complication to the relationship.
uphill (South Africa)
This job has been a real uphill.
to be of importanceIt doesn't matter how long you take.
make a difference,
It's as if your opinions just don't count.
make any difference,
cut any ice (informal),
be of consequence,
be of account
See as a matter of fact
See no matter
What is matter? - Never mind.
What is mind? - No matter [Punch]
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in the sense of affair
a thing to be done or attended toThe government has mishandled the whole affair.
in the sense of body
the main part of anythingthe preface, followed by the main body of the article
in the sense of bother
a state of worry, trouble, or confusionMost men hate the bother of shaving.
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