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Wordnet 3.0


1. (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign;
[syn: calumniatory, calumnious, defamatory, denigrative, denigrating, denigratory, libellous, libelous, slanderous]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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, adv. [1913 Webster]