Something that’s true is a fact. Facts support opinions, so they are necessary in the formation of one’s own idea. The word "fact" is a noun:
- Are you familiar with all the facts in this matter?
- Do you have all the facts you need in order to form an opinion?
- Reggie used all the facts he could find in order to support his argument.
- Denise couldn’t accept the fact that her mother had died.
- You can have your own opinions, but you can’t have your own facts.
- The opposite of a fact is a lie.
- They couldn’t deny the facts.
The adjective form for this word is "factual."
- Factual evidence discovered in the investigation lead to the man’s arrest.
- The documentary wasn’t very factual, so most people who saw it lost interest in its message.
- Is this a factual report, or is it false?
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Published April 30, 2013