Definition of nonfactive in English:

nonfactive

adjective

Linguistics
  • Denoting a verb that takes a clausal object that may or may not designate a true fact, for example, believe as opposed to know.

    Contrasted with contrafactive, factive
    • ‘This investigation studied the development of certain predicates called factives, such as "sad,""happy,""know," and "true," by studying the semantic effects of negation on the complements of both factive and non-factive predicates.’

Pronunciation

nonfactive

/nänˈfaktiv/