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libelous

adjective li·bel·ous \ˈlī-b(ə-)ləs\

Simple Definition of libelous

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

Full Definition of libelous

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

Examples of libelous

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



1619

First Known Use of libelous

1619

Variants of libelous

or li·bel·lous play \ˈlī-b(ə-)ləs\


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