adjective see libelous

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  • libellous — UK US (US libelous) /ˈlaɪbələs/ adjective ► LAW making false or unfair statements that are likely to damage the reputation of a person or organization: »The content of the website was not judged to be libellous. »Bloggers should take care to… …   Financial and business terms

  • libellous — [[t]la͟ɪbələs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If a statement in a book, newspaper, or magazine is libellous, it wrongly accuses someone of something, and is therefore against the law. He claimed the articles were libellous and damaging to the interests of the… …   English dictionary

  • libellous — Libelous Li bel*ous (l[imac] b[e^]l*[u^]s), a. Containing or involving a libel; defamatory; containing that which exposes some person to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule; as, a libelous pamphlet. [Written also {libellous}.] {Li bel*ous*ly},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • libellous — li|bel|lous BrE libelous AmE [ˈlaıbələs] adj containing untrue written statements about someone which could make other people have a bad opinion of them →↑slanderous ▪ libellous gossip …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • libellous — BrE libelous AmE adjective containing untrue written statements about someone which could make other people have a bad opinion of them: libellous gossip …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • libellous — libel ► NOUN 1) Law the publication of a false statement that is damaging to a person s reputation. Compare with SLANDER(Cf. ↑slanderous). 2) a written defamation. ► VERB (libelled, libelling; US libeled, libeling …   English terms dictionary

  • libellous — li|bel|lous [ laıbələs ] the British spelling of libelous …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • libellous — li·bel·lous || laɪəs adj. containing a libel, slanderous, defamatory …   English contemporary dictionary

  • libellous — [ lʌɪb(ə)ləs] (US also libelous) adjective containing or constituting a libel. Derivatives libellously adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • libellous — a. [Written also Libelous.] Defamatory, malicious …   New dictionary of synonyms

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