libelous


li·bel·ous

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

1619

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