libellous


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Related to libellous: slanderous, defamatory

li·bel·ous

also li·bel·lous  (lī′bə-ləs)
adj.
Involving or constituting a libel; defamatory.

li′bel·ous·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.libellous - (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"

libellous

Translations
قَذْفي، تَشْهيري
nactiutrhačný
injurierende
becsületsértõrágalmazó
ærumeiîandi
nactiutŕhačský
onur kırıcı

libellous

libelous (US) [ˈlaɪbələs] ADJdifamatorio, calumnioso

libellous

[ˈlaɪbələs] adjdiffamatoire

libellous

, (US) libelous

libellous

libelous (Am) [ˈlaɪbələs] adjdiffamatorio/a

libel

(ˈlaibəl) noun
the legal term for something written which is harmful to a person's reputation.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈlibelled , (American) ˈlibeled
to damage the reputation of (someone) by libel.
ˈlibellous adjective
ˈlibellously adverb
References in classic literature ?
Omer, after he had uttered this libellous pleasantry.
He grew libellous about phosphates; he dragged greasy "Orange Judd" books from his bunk and intoned them, wagging his finger at Harvey, to whom it was all Greek.
It was clear that Lydgate, by not dispensing drugs, intended to cast imputations on his equals, and also to obscure the limit between his own rank as a general practitioner and that of the physicians, who, in the interest of the profession, felt bound to maintain its various grades,-- especially against a man who had not been to either of the English universities and enjoyed the absence of anatomical and bedside study there, but came with a libellous pretension to experience in Edinburgh and Paris, where observation might be abundant indeed, but hardly sound.
But I am not bound to respect a libellous bust of him.
before a thorny day in court facing allegations that she posted a libellous tweet.
She apologised but insisted her tweet was foolish rather than libellous.
Mrs Thompson claims Mr James made libellous comments about her in a letter which was sent to 74 councillors and viewed over 800 times after being republished on a blog called madaxeman.
Google could not be compared to an author or editor and the judge said he was also 'very doubtful' that it could be viewed as a 'secondary publisher', in a similar way to a libellous article 'distributor'.
They are making scurrilous, libellous and defamatory statements and apparently have lost their ability to read their own reports.
3m) in damages to French bank Societe Generale (EPA:GLE) for having written a libellous article.
For every Tom Watson or Louise Mensch, there's a Colin Elsbury, who made headlines not for his work on behalf of Caerphilly constituents, but for posting a libellous comment on Twitter, which cost him more than pounds 3,000.
Dr Upton had done no such thing, and to suggest otherwise seems positively libellous.