libelous

[ lahy-buh-luh s ]
/ ˈlaɪ bə ləs /

adjective

containing, constituting, or involving a libel; maliciously defamatory.
Also especially British, li·bel·lous.

Origin of libelous

First recorded in 1610–20; libel + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM libelous

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