COUNTERFACTUAL By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. With regard to language, a proclamation that is adverse to truth, specifically when utilized to develop a conditional clause. COUNTERFACTUAL: "Counterfactual information is not always obvious to those receiving it." Related Psychology Terms COUNTERFACTUAL THINKING PASSIVE VOICE PATIENT ACCUSATIVE PHRASE PAUSE NUMBER PREDICATE AFFIXATION VERIFICATION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "COUNTERFACTUAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/counterfactual/ (accessed September 20, 2021).