Definition of libelous
- (UK) IPA: /ˈlaɪ.bəl.ʌs/, SAMPA: /"laI.b@l.Vs/
libelous (comparative more libelous, superlative most libelous)
- (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.
- (US) meeting the legal standards for libel.
The court found the statement was not libelous because it was true.
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