libellous libellous

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

Usage(s):

  • My news bureau has sent me a clipping from your paper of April 21 containing a libellous statement about me; saying, "He (I) attracted no little attention by running amuck and .

Quotes

  1. "The e-mails are intended to be anonymous smears, they are obscene in cases, and would impossible for a newspaper to publish. They're libellous and they're untrue," Mr Staines told the BBC. "In the e-mails, Damian McBride admits to using...
    on Apr 10, 2009 By: Paul Staines Source: BBC News

  2. In a statement issued late Monday, Mulroney called the accusations against him "false and horrendously libellous."
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Brian Mulroney Source: Toronto Star

  3. Insisting that he was no longer taking drugs, Mr Doherty said: "The only drugs I had on me were prescription drugs in my implant, but it had gone septic and it's spewing them out. Speaking for myself, I have been clean on this tour. It's libellous...
    on Oct 2, 2005 By: Pete Doherty Source: Independent

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