non·​fact ˌnän-ˈfakt How to pronounce nonfact (audio)
: something (such as a statement) that is not a fact : something that is presented as a fact but is not factual
… providing historical and conceptual background that we will find useful in judging the present torrents of facts … and nonfacts moving in opposite directions.Murray Sayle

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Congress has the power to overturn these nonfact-based, ideologically driven CFPB rules and needs to do so. WSJ, 18 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonfact was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Nonfact.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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