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Containing or constituting a libel:‘a libellous newspaper story’
defamatory, denigratory, vilifying, disparaging, derogatory, aspersive, calumnious, calumniatory, slanderous, false, untrue, misrepresentative, traducing, maligning, insulting, scurrilous, slurring, smearingmud-slinging, muckrakingView synonyms
- ‘There have been a number of cases where the courts have refused to enforce copyright as the works in question were considered libellous, immoral, obscene, scandalous or irreligious.’
- ‘They use the example of stock message boards where people reveal all sorts of defaming and libelous content to try to move a stock.’
- ‘It was conceded by the defendant that the impugned language used in the letter was libellous.’
- ‘The defendants denied the article was libellous and said even if it was, they were covered by a number of defences.’
- ‘Therefore, in considering the extent of constitutional protection for arguably libellous speech, we ordinarily are dealing with statements that are false.’
- ‘It must also be pointed out that there is a difference between the publishing of material that is found to be libelous and stories that may be false, but injure no individual's reputation.’
- ‘The claimant cannot select apparently libellous statements if the passage taken as a whole is not defamatory.’
- ‘Repeating someone else's libellous statement is just as bad as making the statement directly.’
- ‘When does a joke stop being funny and start being libellous?’
- ‘If a letter is potentially libelous, slanderous or appears to have been written with malice or harmful intent, it will be edited or rejected.’
- ‘Something defamatory is libellous only if it's untrue.’
- ‘Posting of slanderous, libelous, abusive or defamatory material is totally prohibited.’
- ‘In the name of press freedom and nationalism we deliberately wrote seditious and criminally libellous articles against colonial governments.’
- ‘You must have known the ‘facts’ upon which you based your libellous story were false.’
- ‘Who can get the other to tell the more libelous story?’
- ‘Anonymous e-mailers shouldn't get away with false and libelous statements.’
- ‘These damages are measured by how much the libelous statements lower the plaintiff's reputation.’
- ‘We will remove any content that may put us in legal jeopardy, such as potentially libellous or defamatory postings.’
- ‘However, fabricating malicious falsehoods and then actively circulating them not only belies any profession of Christianity but is defamatory and libelous.’
- ‘A libelous campaign pamphlet is harder to punish if it is anonymous.’
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