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Meaning of LIBELOUS

Pronunciation:  'lIbulus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

LIBELOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: calumniatory, calumnious, defamatory, denigrating, denigrative, denigratory, harmful, libellous, slanderous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abusive, backbiting, back-biting, belittling, bitchy, calumniatory, calumnious, catty, censorious, contemptuous, contumelious, debasing, defamatory, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derisory, derogative, derogatory, detracting, detractory, disparaging, invidious, malevolent, maligning, minimizing, pejorative, ridiculing, scandalous, scurrile, scurrilous, slanderous, slighting, vilifying, vituperative