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Etymology:

From Latin Fabianus (“belonging to Fabius”), possibly derived from faba (“bean”).


Synonyms:

(gradualist socialist): gradualist, reformist, social democrat


Noun:

Fabian (plural Fabians) A Fabian socialist, a gradualist socialist; a member of the Fabian Society.


Proper Noun:

Fabian A male given name borne by an early pope. Rare in English.


Adjective:

Adjective Fabian (comparative more Fabian, superlative most Fabian) Pertaining to or reminiscent of Roman general Fabius Maximus, whose tactics against Hannibal during the Second Punic War famously consisted of delaying or avoiding combat, focusing instead on weakening the enemy by cutting off supply lines. 1988, James McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom, Oxford 2004, p. 745: Hood complained behind his commander's back to Richmond of Johnston's Fabian strategy. Advocating that social reforms be reached through a series of gradual and moderate stages rather than sudden revolution; specifically, relating to the Fabian Society, a British socialist society advocating reformist socialism. (by extension) cautious; dilatory; avoiding a decisive contest.


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Other words similar to Fabian can be found below:

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5.fabber
6.fabbo
7.fabby
8.fabella
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11.fabianite
12.fabids
13.fabiform
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15.fable
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17.fablelike
18.fabler
19.fabless
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