adjective \ˈlī-b(ə-)ləs\

: containing an untrue written statement that causes people to have a bad opinion of someone

Full Definition of LIBELOUS

:  constituting or including a libel :  defamatory <a libelous statement>

Variants of LIBELOUS

li·bel·ous or li·bel·lous \ˈlī-b(ə-)ləs\

Examples of LIBELOUS

  1. <libelous statements about a celebrity for which the tabloid was sued>

First Known Use of LIBELOUS



Next Word in the Dictionary: liber
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Libellulidae
All Words Near: libelous

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up libelous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).