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Meaning of "libelous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIBELOUS

libelous  [ˈlaɪbələs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIBELOUS

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

WHAT DOES LIBELOUS 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".

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIBELOUS


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
libellous
ˈlaɪbələs
neighborless
ˈneɪbələs
Nicholas
ˈnɪkələs
obolus
ˈɒbələs
scybalous
ˈsɪbələs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIBELOUS

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIBELOUS

acarpelous
Achelous
acoelous
amphicoelous
anomalous
cautelous
enterocoelous
fabulous
frivolous
jealous
meticulous
miraculous
nickelous
opisthocoelous
populous
procoelous
ridiculous
scandalous
urodelous
zealous

Synonyms and antonyms of libelous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «libelous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIBELOUS

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

Translator English - Chinese

诽谤
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

calumnioso
570 millions of speakers

English

libelous
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 libelous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBELOUS»

The term «libelous» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.456 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBELOUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «libelous» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «libelous» 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 libelous

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIBELOUS»

Discover the use of libelous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to libelous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The New York Supplement
a verdict ; but the court has disposed of the whole matter as a matter of law. It is settled that in a libel suit if the defendant does not justify or prove privilege, and the article is libelous per se, damages are presumed, and the case must be ...
‎1914
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The Pacific Reporter
to articles as being 'libelous," and those that are "libelous per se." No writer has attempted to lay down any strict rule of law, which may be followed by the courts In distinguishing between publications that are "libelous" and those termed ...
‎1919
3
New England Reporter ...: All Cases Determined in the Courts ...
546 An obituary notice of a living person,--Held, libelous. (Conn.) 547 To impute to a Presbyterian gross intolerance in not allowin his hearse to be used at the funeral of a man Catholic servant,Held, libelous. (Conn.) 547 To publish a circular ...
James E Briggs, 1887
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New England Reporter: All Cases Determined in the Courts of ...
540 A publication is libelous which has a tendency to bring one into ridicule and contempt, and injure him in the estimation of his fellow men, and this should be construed as a question of fact. (Conn.) 546 An obituary notice of a living person,  ...
‎1887
5
The Lawyers Reports Annotated, Book 1-70: All Current Cases ...
pablc misbehavior in business management, libelous per so; Rider v. Rulison, 74 Hun, 241, 26 N. Y. Supp. 234, holding words in letter charging man with being “ perfectly unreliable,” libelous both as to veracity and payment of debts; Clark v.
Robert Desty, Edmund Hamilton Smith, Burdett Alberto Rich, 1905
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Lawyers' Reports Annotated
A newspaper article insinuating that the county attorney was actuated by improper motives in recommending the parole of a person who had been convicted of a crime is libelous per se. Carver v. Greason (1917) 101 Kan. 639, 168 Pac. 869.
‎1919
7
The Lawyers Reports Annotated
The principal point urged by him is that the alleged words were libelous per se. that the court erred in telling the jury otherwise, and in directing them that no damage could be inferred from the mere fact of the publication and that it was false. 3.
Burdett Alberto Rich, Henry Philip Farnham, George Hiram Parmele, 1906
8
Notes on the American Reports [1869-1887]: Showing how Each ...
124 Iowa, 107, 100 N. W. 867, holding publication degrading another, libelous; Haynes v. Spokane Chronicle Pub. Co. 11 Wash. 603, 39 Pac. 969, holding publication not charging crime but from which damaging inferences may be drawn, not ...
Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, 1912
9
Notes on the American Decisions: Showing how Each Case in ...
124 Iowa, 107, 100 N. W. 867, holding publication degrading another, libelous; Haynes v. Spokane Chronicle Pub. Co. 11 Wash. 503, 39 Pac. 969, holding publication not charging crime but from which damaging inferences may be drawn, not ...
‎1912
10
The Southeastern Reporter
se, and words which are libelous per se, are such as a matter of law. In either case, If the finding of a jury Is necessary to determine the character of the act or of the words, this is proof positive that its character is not fixed as a matter of law.
‎1921

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIBELOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term libelous is used in the context of the following news items.
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Forecasters issue heat advisory for large part of Georgia | Online …
Racist, harassing, abusive and libelous comments will not be tolerated. By logging in or creating a new account, you agree to our Terms of ... «Online Athens, Jul 15»
2
Akon's Atlanta concert helps bring electricity to homes | Online Athens
Racist, harassing, abusive and libelous comments will not be tolerated. By logging in or creating a new account, you agree to our Terms of ... «Online Athens, Jul 15»
3
Report: State program segregates behavior-disabled students …
Racist, harassing, abusive and libelous comments will not be tolerated. By logging in or creating a new account, you agree to our Terms of ... «Online Athens, Jul 15»
4
Moira man arrested for unlicensed operation, resisting arrest
Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning. Violators' commenting privileges may ... «WatertownDailyTimes.com, Jul 15»
5
Watertown Daily Times | Fort Drum soldier sentenced to 16 years …
Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning. Violators' commenting privileges may ... «WatertownDailyTimes.com, Jul 15»
6
Watertown Daily Times | Motorists accused of impaired driving
Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning. Violators' commenting privileges may ... «WatertownDailyTimes.com, Jul 15»
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Watertown Daily Times | Greig church evacuated Sunday after bomb …
Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning. Violators' commenting privileges may ... «WatertownDailyTimes.com, Jul 15»
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Watertown Daily Times | Belleville Henderson playground project …
Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning. Violators' commenting privileges may ... «WatertownDailyTimes.com, Jul 15»
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Weekly calendar of Athens area events | Online Athens
Racist, harassing, abusive and libelous comments will not be tolerated. By logging in or creating a new account, you agree to our Terms of ... «Online Athens, Jul 15»
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Cuomo, on tourism promotion trip, takes part in Adirondack Challenge
Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning. Violators' commenting privileges may ... «WatertownDailyTimes.com, Jul 15»

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