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 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, "Trump’s Attempt to Change Social Media’s Rules Is Futile Political Coercion," 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, "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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“Nonfactual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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