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

li′bel·ous·ly adv.
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(ˈlaɪ bə ləs)

containing, constituting, or involving a libel; maliciously or damagingly defamatory.
Also, esp. Brit.,li′bel•lous.
li′bel•ous•ly;esp. Brit., li′bel•lous•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.libelous - (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"
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