nonfactual

adjective
non·fac·tu·al | \ˌnän-ˈfak-chə-wəl, -chəl, -chü-əl, -ˈfaksh-wəl\

Definition of nonfactual 

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

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But Trump rarely waits on facts before oozing out an unqualified, nonfactual take about a potential terror incident that has been allegedly carried out by a Muslim extremist. Lincoln Anthony Blades, Teen Vogue, "Muslims Deserve a President Who Defends Them When Attacked," 11 Aug. 2017 Dear Amy: My half-sister has been posting inflammatory and nonfactual information on Facebook about her adoptive family. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Woman reels from memories of tough childhood," 10 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of nonfactual

1912, in the meaning defined above

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