Synonyms of libel in English:
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
North American informalbad-mouthing
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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 American slur
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