Definition of contrafactive in US English:

contrafactive

adjective

Linguistics
  • 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
    • ‘The second clause is simply a Simultaneity clause which happens to contain a negative element but is not contrafactive.’

Pronunciation

contrafactive

/ˌkäntrəˈfaktiv/