libellous

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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 periodicals archive ?
For 13 months, the Hizmet movement had been libelously labeled by them as "spies," "traitors," "Hashhashin," "thieves," "a terrorist organization" and "conspirators.
I swear it is based on five or six girls, some known personally and some by talk, and often I changed the facts to avoid libel with resulting character a real person evidently and libelously Luce-ian.
BOSTON - The state's highest court yesterday upheld a $2 million verdict against the Boston Herald, won by a Superior Court judge who said the newspaper libelously depicted him as soft on crime and insensitive to the suffering of a 14-year-old rape victim.