non·​fac·​tu·​al ˌnän-ˈfak-chə-wəl How to pronounce nonfactual (audio)
: not relating to, concerned with, or based on facts : not factual
nonfactual statements/information

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Erik Wemple Blog asked the Times for another example of an editor’s note apologizing for nonfactual issues. Erik Wemple, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2022 Yankovic, who wrote the film with its director Eric Appel, noted that the intention is to be satirical and nonfactual. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 8 Sep. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonfactual was in 1912

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“Nonfactual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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