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Synonyms of libel

Noun


1. libel, defamation, calumny, calumniation, obloquy, traducement, hatchet job

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

2. libel, complaint

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

Verb


1. libel, defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch

usage: print slanderous statements against; "The newspaper was accused of libeling him"

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