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synonyms for libelous

  • aspersive
  • backbiting
  • calumniatory
  • calumnious
  • contumelious
  • debasing
  • defamatory
  • depreciative
  • detracting
  • detractory
  • disparaging
  • false
  • injurious
  • invidious
  • malevolent
  • malicious
  • maligning
  • opprobrious
  • pejorative
  • sarcastic
  • scurrilous
  • traducing
  • untrue
  • vilifying
  • vituperative

antonyms for libelous

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  • complimentary
  • praising
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How to use libelous in a sentence

Removing that protection would mean that Facebook could be sued if its algorithm promotes any libelous speech or illegal content on a user’s News Feed.
WASHINGTON WANTS TO REGULATE FACEBOOK'S ALGORITHM. THAT MIGHT BE UNCONSTITUTIONALJULIA ZORTHIANOCTOBER 13, 2021TIME
This time, the jury concluded that two of the contested quotations were false but decided that neither was libelous.
JANET MALCOLM, ELEGANT AND INCISIVE WRITER FOR THE NEW YORKER, DIES AT 86HARRISON SMITHJUNE 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We learn from this letter that The Journals remarks on the Jireh product are libelous.
THE PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM IN PROPRIETARY MEDICINES, VOL. 1 OF 2VARIOUS
We have made them many times and for several years past; if libelous, the manufacturer has excellent grounds for damages.
THE PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM IN PROPRIETARY MEDICINES, VOL. 1 OF 2VARIOUS
The alleged oath is scurrilous, wicked and libelous and must be the invention of an impious and venomous mind.
THE MODERN KU KLUX KLANHENRY PECK FRY
But, it got wind, and was seized as libelous, and brought the unlucky poet into severe affliction.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE VOL. IV, NO. 19, DEC 1851VARIOUS
If it is libelous, then the writer and the publisher should both be held responsible in damages.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT G. INGERSOLL, VOL. 11 (OF 12)ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
Suppose a man writes a libelous article, leaves the country, and then the article is published; is there no remedy?
THE WORKS OF ROBERT G. INGERSOLL, VOL. 11 (OF 12)ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
To that end the paper published many things which were clearly libelous if they were not true.
RECOLLECTIONS OF A VARIED LIFEGEORGE CARY EGGLESTON
The publication of libelous article is almost impossible, with absolute secrecy as to the authorship.
SONS AND FATHERSHARRY STILLWELL EDWARDS
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