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Synonyms of libel in English:


  • 1 she sued two newspapers for libel
    aspersions, denigration, vilification, disparagement, derogation, insult, slander, malicious gossip;
    lie, slur, smear, untruth, false report
    informal mudslinging, bad-mouthing
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  • 1 she alleged the magazine had libeled her
    defame, malign, slander, blacken someone's name, sully someone's reputation, speak ill/evil of, traduce, smear, cast aspersions on, drag someone's name through the mud, besmirch, tarnish, taint, tell lies about, stain, impugn someone's character/integrity, vilify, denigrate, disparage, run down, stigmatize, discredit, slur
    informal dis, bad-mouth
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