Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search

Meaning of "libellous" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

PRONUNCIATION OF LIBELLOUS

libellous  [ˈlaɪbələs] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIBELLOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Libellous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES LIBELLOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Defamation

Defamation—also called calumny, vilification, or traducement—is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal action to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism. Under common law, to constitute defamation, a claim must generally be false and have been made to someone other than the person defamed. Some common law jurisdictions also distinguish between spoken defamation, called slander, and defamation in other media such as printed words or images, called libel. False light laws protect against statements which are not technically false but misleading. In some civil law jurisdictions, defamation is treated as a crime rather than a civil wrong. The United Nations Commission on Human Rights ruled in 2012 that the criminalization of libel violates freedom of expression and is inconsistent with Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. A person who defames another may be called a "defamer", "famacide", "libeler" or "slanderer".

Definition of libellous in the English dictionary

The definition of libellous in the dictionary is constituting libel.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIBELLOUS


ametabolous
ˌæmɪˈtæbələs
amphibolic
æmˈfɪbələs
amphibolous
æmˈfɪbələs
collembolous
kəˈlɛmbələs
discobolos
dɪsˈkɒbələs
discobolus
dɪsˈkɒbələs
Elagabalus
ˌɛləˈɡæbələs
embolus
ˈɛmbələs
fearless
ˈfɪələs
fiberless
ˈfaɪbələs
harborless
ˈhɑːbələs
harbourless
ˈhɑːbələs
Heliogabalus
ˌhiːlɪəʊˈɡæbələs
hemimetabolous
ˌhemiːmɪˈtæbələs
holometabolous
ˌhɒləʊmɪˈtæbələs
libelous
ˈlaɪbələs
neighborless
ˈneɪbələs
Nicholas
ˈnɪkələs
obolus
ˈɒbələs
scybalous
ˈsɪbələs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIBELLOUS

libecchio
libeccio
libel
libelant
libelee
libeler
libelist
libellant
libelled
libellee
libeller
libelling
libellously
libelous
liber
Liber Extra
Liber Sextus
liberal
liberal arts
liberal democracy

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIBELLOUS

acarpellous
bullous
callous
cancellous
dasyphyllous
endophyllous
fibrillous
gamophyllous
microvillous
monophyllous
morbillous
papillous
polyphyllous
quarrellous
ridiculous
sclerophyllous
stenophyllous
thallous
triphyllous
villous
xiphophyllous

Synonyms and antonyms of libellous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LIBELLOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «libellous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of libellous

Translation of «libellous» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF LIBELLOUS

Find out the translation of libellous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of libellous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «libellous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

诽谤
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

calumnioso
570 millions of speakers

English

libellous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपमानजनक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تشهير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

клеветническими
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

calunioso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানহানিকর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

calomnieux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memfitnah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verleumderisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

中傷的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

명예 훼손
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Libelous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm hại danh dự
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அவதூறாகத்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अब्रुनुकसानी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karalayıcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

diffamatorio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oszczercze
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

наклепницькими
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

calomniator
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συκοφαντικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lasterlike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ärekränkande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

injurierende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of libellous

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBELLOUS»

The term «libellous» is regularly used and occupies the 80.421 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Regularly used
63
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «libellous» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of libellous
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «libellous».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBELLOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «libellous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «libellous» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about libellous

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIBELLOUS»

Discover the use of libellous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to libellous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Australian Law Times
The plaintiff made the application, now being reported, substantially on the ground that the jury were bound to find that the letter was libellous. Jlr. Isaacs ( with him lllr. Mitchell) in support ; The words contained in the letter are necessarily ...
‎1892
2
United States Digest: a Digest of Decisions of the Various ...
What publications are libellous. It is libellous to print and publish, of a man who bad been a member of the convention which formed the constitution of the state, that, while in the convention, " he openly avowed the opinion, that government ...
‎1879
3
The Law of Libel and Slander: The Evidence, Procedure, and ...
Clement, 16 M. & \V. 159; 16 L. J. Ex. 76; 4 D. & L. So it is libellous to write and publish of a landlord that he put in a distress in order to help his insolvent tenant to defraud his creditors. Hairs v. Wilson, 9 B. & C. 643; 4 M. & R. 605. It is libellous  ...
William Blake Odgers, 1887
4
The American and English Encyclopaedia of Law
Held, that each of the three sentences is libellous. Hake v. Brames, 95 Ind. 161. It is libellous to call a man a "blackleg" or a "black sheep." But there . should be an averment that these words mean a person guilty of habitually cheating and ...
John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, 1890
5
The American and English Encyclopædia of Law: Least to Mail
Held, that each of the three sentences is libellous. Hake v. Brames, 95 Ind. 161. It is libellous to call a man a "blackleg" or a "black sheep." But there should be an averment that these words mean a person guilty of habitually cheating and ...
John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, 1890
6
Digest of the Decisions at Law and in Equity: Of the Several ...
To charge a counsellor at law with offering himself as a witness, in order to divulge the secrets of his client, is libellous. Bigg* v. Dentiiston, 3 Johns. C. 198. 6 . Charging a commissioner of bankrupts with being a misanthropist, and violent ...
George William Clinton, 1852
7
A Digest of the Law of Libel and Slander: With the Evidence, ...
It is libellous to impute to a Presbyterian " gross intolerance " in not allowing his hearse to be used at the funeral of his Roman Catholic servant. Teacy v. McKenna, Ir. R. 4 C. L. 374. It is libellous to charge the plaintiff with ingratitude, even ...
William Blake Odgers, 1896
8
Digest of the Decisions of the Courts of Common Law & ...
communication waa libellous, if ahown to have been made with express malice, or without probable cause. Bodwell v. Osgood, 3 Pick. 379. Bui wlit-re a member of a church had consented that the church Bhould investigate any complaint ...
Theron Metcalf, J. P. Putnam, George Ticknor Curtis, 1855
9
A Digest of the Decisions of the Courts of the State of New ...
209. tifll being an influential politician, had received large sums of money for procuring appointments to lucrative ofiices, is libellous per se. Weed v. Foster, 11 Barb. 203. 20. A charge of smuggling is libellous. Stilwell v. Barter, 19 Wend. 487.
Frederick Charles Brightly, 1880
10
A Digest of the Reported Cases, Decided by the Supreme Court ...
VIII. lllitigating damagcs. i I. What words arc libellous. l. 'Vhere A printed and published of B, who had been a member of the convention that formed the constitution of the state, that B while in the convention, “ openly avowed the opinion, that ...
Thomas Day, 1840

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIBELLOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term libellous is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Reclaiming Resort Wear - All Woman - JamaicaObserver.com
We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion. 4. Please do not write in ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
2
AW Poll Results - Finding love - All Woman - JamaicaObserver.com
We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion. 4. Please do not write in ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
3
Photo: Nurses' Week begins - News - JamaicaObserver.com
We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion. 4. Please do not write in ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
4
Photo: Welcome, Comrade Joan! - News - JamaicaObserver.com
We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion. 4. Please do not write in ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
5
Young Girlz sweep Group 4 with 1-0 victory - Latest News …
We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion. 4. Please do not write in ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
6
CPL: Red Steel beat Tallawahs by seven runs - Latest News …
We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion. 4. Please do not write in ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
7
Heed calls for tougher laws, firmer action | New Straits Times …
I wish to support his timely proposal to introduce firmer regulations to curb online racist, religious and libellous remarks that can cause social ... «New Straits Times Online, Jul 15»
8
Art Harun: Sarawak Report ban is laughable and tragic | Free …
Slanderous and in fact libellous statements? Our Prime Minister has not been shy to bring court actions against those whom he thinks have ... «Free Malaysia Today, Jul 15»
9
BDFSP all but crowned - Nation Newspaper, The
We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be ... «Nation News, Jul 15»
10
No. 1 Meagan at her best - Nation Newspaper, The
We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be ... «Nation News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Libellous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/libellous>. Aug 2020 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z