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Synonyms for libel
ˈlaɪ bəlli·bel

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. libel

    To slander a person is to utter a false and injurious report concerning him; to defame is specifically and directly to attack one's reputation; to defame by spoken words is to slander, by written words, to libel. To asperse is, as it were, to bespatter with injurious charges; to malign is to circulate studied and malicious attacks upon character; to traduce is to exhibit one's real or assumed traits in an odious light; to revile or vilify is to attack with vile abuse. To disparage is to represent one's admitted good traits or acts as less praiseworthy than they would naturally be thought to be, as for instance, by ascribing a man's benevolence to a desire for popularity or display. To libel or slander is to make an assault upon character and repute that comes within the scope of law; the slander is uttered, the libel written, printed, or pictured. To backbite is to speak something secretly to one's injury; to calumniate is to invent as well as utter the injurious charge. One may "abuse," "assail," or vilify another to his face; he asperses, calumniates, slanders, or traduces him behind his back.

    Synonyms:
    asperse, backbite, calumniate, decry, defame, depreciate, disparage, malign, revile, slander, traduce, vilify

    Antonyms:
    defend, eulogize, extol, laud, praise, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. libel

    Synonyms:
    defamation, detraction, traducement, calumny, slander, defamatory publication, lampoon

    Antonyms:
    retraction, vindication, apology, eulogy, panegyric, puff, advocacy, encomium

Princeton's WordNet

  1. libelnoun

    a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person

  2. libelverb

    the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks

  3. libelverb

    print slanderous statements against

    "The newspaper was accused of libeling him"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. libelnoun

    Synonyms:
    lampoon, pasquinade, defamatory publication

  2. libelnoun

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) charge, statement of complaint

  3. libelverb

    Synonyms:
    lampoon, defame (by some publication)

  4. libelverb

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) proceed against by a libel, bring a charge against

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. libelnoun

    Synonyms:
    defamation, lampoon, roorback

  2. libelverb

    Synonyms:
    defame (by some publication), lampoon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "libel":

    defamation, slander, calumny, vilification, slur, denigration

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How to use libel in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Leacock:

    Newspapermen learn to call a murderer 'an alleged murderer' and the King of England 'the alleged King of England' to avoid libel suits.

  2. Jonathan Swift:

    Nor do they trust their tongue alone, but speak a language of their own; can read a nod, a shrug, a look, far better than a printed book; convey a libel in a frown, and wink a reputation down.

  3. Lynda Sheridan:

    As far as the strength of Terrill's lawsuit against Gawker, the action of libel, appears to be pled more factually specific, however, the remaining two causes of action -- Breach of Confidence and Intentional Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage -- appear more challenging.

  4. Gustave Flaubert:

    Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    Much the same as the First Amendment does not allow anyone to slander or libel anyone, it also does not allow someone to ignore the federal criminal laws.

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Translations for libel

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  • pomluvit, hanopis, pomluvaCzech
  • bagtale, bagvaskeDanish
  • verleumden, VerleumdungGerman
  • difamaciónSpanish
  • häväistyskirjoitus, kunnianloukkaus, kunnia, loukataFinnish
  • libelleFrench
  • परिवादHindi
  • rágalmazHungarian
  • клевети, наклеветиMacedonian
  • defăimaRomanian
  • диффамация, жалоба, клевета́ть, клеветать, пасквиль, позорить, клевета́, исковое заявление, оклеветать, дискредитировать, опозорить, диффама́цияRussian
  • ärekränkning, smädeskrift, smutskasta, förtala, förtal, ärekränkaSwedish
  • iftira etmek, karalamak, hakaret etmekTurkish

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