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libelous

[ lahy-buh-luhs ]
/ ˈlaɪ bə ləs /
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adjective
containing, constituting, or involving a libel; maliciously defamatory.
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Also especially British, li·bel·lous .

Origin of libelous

First recorded in 1610–20; libel + -ous

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