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libelous

adjective
variants: or libellous

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causing or intended to cause unjust injury to a person's good name
  • libelous statements about a celebrity for which the tabloid was sued

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The first known use of libelous was in 1619

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“Libelous.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/libelous. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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