libelous definition

  • adjective:
    • Involving or constituting a libel; defamatory.
    • defamatory, libeling, discussing something that causes harm to someone's reputation especially with malice or disregard.
    • satisfying the appropriate requirements for libel.
    • Containing or concerning a libel; defamatory; containing whatever reveals some individual community hatred, contempt, or ridicule.
    • (used of statements) harmful and frequently untrue; maintaining discredit or malign
  • others:
    • Containing a libel; associated with the nature of a libel; defamatory; containing that which exposes to community hatred, contempt, or ridicule: as, a libelous image.

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