Synonyms of libel in English:

libel


See definition of libel

noun

1‘she sued two national newspapers for libel’

SYNONYMS
defamation, defamation of character, character assassination, calumny, misrepresentation, scandalmongering
aspersions, denigration, vilification, disparagement, derogation, insult, slander, malicious gossip, tittle-tattle, traducement
lie, slur, smear, untruth, false insinuation, false report, smear campaign, slight, innuendo, rumour
informal mud-slinging
North American informal bad-mouthing
archaic contumely

verb

1‘she alleged the magazine had libelled her’

SYNONYMS
defame, malign, slander, give someone a bad name, blacken someone's name, sully someone's reputation, speak evil of, speak ill of, write false reports about, traduce, smear, cast aspersions on, fling mud at, drag someone's name through the mire, drag someone's name through the mud, besmirch, tarnish, taint, do a hatchet job on, tell lies about, spread tales about, spread scandal about, stain, vilify, calumniate, denigrate, disparage, run down, derogate, stigmatize, discredit, slight
North American slur
rare asperse