[ lahy-buh-luhs ]
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  1. containing, constituting, or involving a libel; maliciously defamatory.

Origin of libelous

First recorded in 1610–20; libel + -ous
  • Also especially British, li·bel·lous .

Other words from libelous

  • li·bel·ous·ly; especially British, li·bel·lous·ly, adverb
  • non·li·bel·ous, adjective
  • non·li·bel·ous·ly, adverb
  • un·li·bel·lous, adjective
  • un·li·bel·lous·ly, adverb
  • un·li·bel·ous, adjective
  • un·li·bel·ous·ly, adverb

Words Nearby libelous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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