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See definition of libel on Dictionary.com
  • nounpurposeful lie about someone, often malicious
  • verbpurposefully lie about someone

synonyms for libel

  • defamation
  • aspersion
  • calumny
  • denigration
  • lying
  • obloquy
  • smear
  • vituperation
  • malicious
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antonyms for libel

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  • compliment
  • praise
  • tell truth
  • flatter
  • praise
  • laud
  • honor
  • compliment
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How to use libel in a sentence

Yet under Alabama’s strict libel laws, Sullivan still won his lawsuit, with a jury awarding him $500,000 in damages, the largest libel verdict in the United States at that time.
A MAJOR SUPREME COURT FIRST AMENDMENT DECISION COULD BE AT RISKSAMANTHA BARBASJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This decision revolutionized libel law and has guided how the Supreme Court and lower courts have interpreted the First Amendment in the subsequent decades.
A MAJOR SUPREME COURT FIRST AMENDMENT DECISION COULD BE AT RISKSAMANTHA BARBASJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
By 1961, the Times confronted $7 million in potential libel judgments and the possibility of bankruptcy.
A MAJOR SUPREME COURT FIRST AMENDMENT DECISION COULD BE AT RISKSAMANTHA BARBASJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In it, the Supreme Court said that even if a news report about a public figure was false, it couldn’t be the basis for a libel judgment unless it showed “reckless disregard” for the truth.
THE PROBLEM WITH CHEERING FOR THE DOMINION LAWSUIT AGAINST FOX NEWSMARGARET SULLIVANAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There is no reason that these platforms should not be held to the same libel standards as print publishers, broadcasters, or cable channels.
NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO REPEAL SECTION 230, BUT IT SHOULD BE SOONJAKEMETHDECEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
They are convicted of cyber libel stemming from a 2012 Rappler article about a local businessman’s alleged ties to a former judge, who was later impeached for corruption, and purported links to drug and human trafficking rings.
THESE 10 FEMALE JOURNALISTS DESERVE JUSTICE IMMEDIATELYBRETT HAENSELOCTOBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
As the actions of slander and libel have been described, only two others require notice, mandamus and quo warranto.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
If the editor forgets himself, as in the case cited, suit for libel is sure to be brought and often proves a serious thing.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Nor is it liable for libel in transmitting a telegram stating that a person had been bought up.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
If A writes a libel, and B prints it and C publishes it, the person wronged may sue all jointly, or either one of them separately.
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WORDS RELATED TO LIBEL

  • bad-mouthing
  • blame
  • castigation
  • censure
  • curse
  • curses
  • defamation
  • derision
  • hosing
  • insults
  • invective
  • kicking around
  • libel
  • obloquy
  • opprobrium
  • pushing around
  • put-down
  • quinine
  • reproach
  • revilement
  • scolding
  • signifying
  • slander
  • swearing
  • tirade
  • upbraiding
  • vilification
  • vituperation
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