Definition of contrafactive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

contrafactive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌkɒntrəˈfæktɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːntrəˈfæktɪv//
 
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(of verbs) talking about something that is not true. Pretend and wish are contrafactive verbs. compare factive, non-factive