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libelous

Syllabification: li·bel·ous
Pronunciation: /ˈlībələs
 
/
(British libellous)

Definition of libelous in English:

adjective

Containing or constituting a libel: a libelous newspaper story
More example sentences
  • Posting of slanderous, libelous, abusive or defamatory material is totally prohibited.
  • These damages are measured by how much the libelous statements lower the plaintiff's reputation.
  • The claimant cannot select apparently libellous statements if the passage taken as a whole is not defamatory.

Derivatives

libelously

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • I asked my father if I could put the previous post up, as he and my mother are slandered libellously.
  • Various characters, good and bad, from high life and low (many of whom were libellously identified with characters of the day), covet and become corrupted by the golden coin.

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