non·​fac·​tu·​al | \ ˌnän-ˈfak-chə-wəl How to pronounce nonfactual (audio) , -chəl, -chü-əl, -ˈfaksh-wəl \

Definition of nonfactual

: not relating to, concerned with, or based on facts : not factual nonfactual statements/information

Examples of nonfactual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Johnson habitually spouts a bold opinion or nonfactual declaration into the universe, only to have the universe voice its displeasure. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2021 And many of my mainstream-media colleagues can accept the majority of accountability for this tragic development through biased, nonfactual and incomplete reporting that has pretty much degenerated into talking heads venting their specific agendas. Mike Masterson, Arkansas Online, 27 Dec. 2020 The cold calculated coercion of the executive order came after Twitter made the editorial decision to add factual information to balance the nonfactual statements of the President. Tom Wheeler, Time, 29 May 2020 Dear Amy: My half-sister has been posting inflammatory and nonfactual information on Facebook about her adoptive family. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, 10 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of nonfactual

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonfactual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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