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Synonyms for 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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