Synonyms of libel in English:

libel

noun

  • she sued two national newspapers for libel a company's reputation could be injured by a libel
    defamation, defamation of character, character assassination, calumny, misrepresentation, scandalmongering; aspersions, denigration, vilification, disparagement, derogation, insult, slander, malicious gossip, tittle-tattle, traducement; lie, slur, smear, untruth, false insinuation, false report, smear campaign, slight, innuendo, rumour
    informal mud-slinging
    North American informal bad-mouthing
    archaic contumely
  • verb

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  • she alleged the magazine had libelled her
    defame, malign, slander, give someone a bad name, blacken someone's name, sully someone's reputation, speak ill/evil of, write false reports about, traduce, smear, cast aspersions on, fling mud at, drag someone's name through the mud/mire, besmirch, tarnish, taint, do a hatchet job on, tell lies about, spread tales about, spread scandal about, stain, vilify, calumniate, denigrate, disparage, run down, derogate, stigmatize, discredit, slight; North Americanslur
    rare asperse
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    libel, slander, malign, defame, traduce
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