Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a member of the Fabian Society in Britain
  2. (adj, all) using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation
  3. (adj, pert) of or relating to Fabianism

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Alternate forms of Fabian

Hypernyms: socialist

Origin of the word Fabian

  1. "socialist," from Fabian Society, founded in Britain 1884, named for Quintus Fabius Maximus (surnamed Cunctator "the Delayer"), the cautious tactician who opposed Hannibal in the Second Punic War. The Fabians sought to draw a distinction between their slow-going tactics and those of anarchists and communists. The Latin gens name is possibly from fabamore

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Fabian

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