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libelous

Definition of libelous

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈlaɪ.bəl.ʌs/, SAMPA: /"laI.b@l.Vs/

Adjective

libelous (comparative more libelous, superlative most libelous)

  1. (US) defamatory, libeling, referring to something that causes harm to someone's reputation especially with malice or disregard.

    The accusation was libelous, full of falsehoods, spite and malice.

  2. (US) meeting the legal standards for libel.

    The court found the statement was not libelous because it was true.

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