Definition of contrafactive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkäntrəˈfaktiv/


Denoting a verb that assigns to its object (normally a clausal object) the status of not being true, e.g., pretend and wish. Contrasted with factive, nonfactive.
Example sentences
  • The second clause is simply a Simultaneity clause which happens to contain a negative element but is not contrafactive.

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Syllabification: con·tra·fac·tive

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