Thursday, January 04, 2007

Word of the Day

Counterfactually (KOWN-ter-FAC-tu-ally). Adv. Root: "counter-factual" (which see).
In a manner contrary to truth; outright lying; prevaricating.
Usage: as in --
The NYT, continuing to dominate coverage of the story, has ... Iraqi officials claiming, counterfactually, that “What has happened is not an insult or degradation,” and “There was no rush,” in attempts at damage control.

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