contrary to fact


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Synonyms for contrary to fact

going counter to the facts (usually as a hypothesis)

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Were, not was, is preferred in "if" dauses that are contrary to fact or when expressing desire or supposition.
a belief in something that is contrary to fact or reality, resulting from deception, misconception, or a mental disorder.
Finally, the Court finding that the voters acted out of "animus," if we can believe the considerable body of polling, interviews, and the declarations of both proponents and opponen ts, was contrary to fact.
He said: "This ruling is contrary to fact, law and justice.
I never did entirely understand "a condition contrary to fact," and whenever I confronted a sentence beginning with a "si" clause, I knew that morphological quicksand lay just ahead.
Various hypotheses, some of them demonstrably contrary to fact, have been offered to explain this predominance of younger siblings in the biblical narratives.
Gohar's statement regarding the PML-N chief's stance on nuclear tests was contrary to fact.
doubt that there is anything at all to Western progress: "This line of anti-Eurocentric thought is simply anti-intellectual; also contrary to fact.
This sentence is contrary to fact (it's not up to Sandra Eberling), so it should read: "If it were up to Sandra Eberling .
If Jonathan was surprised by the judge's ruling, which seemed totally contrary to fact, he was even more astonished by what happened next.
ISLAMABAD -- Outgoing Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has referred to statements by former president Asif Ali Zardari as contrary to facts, close sources claimed on Friday.
According to Azhar Siddique, Appellate Tribunal has accepted the nomination papers of Ishaq Dar, Saadia Abbasi, Nuzhat Sadiq and Hafiz Abdul Kareem contrary to facts.
The lawyers were portrayed as rowdy and terrorists, that's contrary to facts and a practice of 'yellow journalism' by media channels,' he stated.
KABUL -- Taliban on Monday dismissed as misplaced, contrary to facts and propaganda remarks by Hizb-e-Islami spokesman Qareeb ur Rehman Saeed that Taliban officials have contacted him and and agreed to join the peace process.
Citing government data, Coloma said CPP's claims of its supposedly increasing members are contrary to facts.