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Fa·bi·an

 (fā′bē-ən)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to the caution and avoidance of direct confrontation typical of the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus.
b. Cautious or dilatory, as in taking action.
2. Of, relating to, or being a member of the Fabian Society, which was committed to gradual rather than revolutionary means for spreading socialist principles.

[Latin Fabiānus, after Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus.]

Fa′bi·an n.
Fa′bi·an·ism n.
Fa′bi·an·ist n.

Fabian

(ˈfeɪbɪən)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, relating to, or resembling the delaying tactics of the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus; cautious; circumspect
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member of or sympathizer with the Fabian Society
[C19: from Latin Fabiānus of Fabius]

Fa•bi•an

(ˈfeɪ bi ən)

adj.
1. seeking victory by delay and harassment rather than by a decisive battle, as in the manner of Fabius Maximus defeating Hannibal in the Second Punic War.
2. of or pertaining to the Fabian Society.
n.
3. a member of or sympathizer with the Fabian Society.
[1590–1600; < Latin Fabiānus]
Fa′bi•an•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fabian - a member of the Fabian Society in Britain
Fabian Society - an association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism
socialist - a political advocate of socialism
Adj.1.Fabian - of or relating to Fabianism; "the Fabian society"
2.fabian - using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation; "a fabian policy"
cautious - showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"
Translations
Fabian
Fabien
Fabian

Fabian

[ˈfeɪbɪən]
A. ADJfabianista
B. Nfabianista mf
C. CPD Fabian Society NSociedad f Fabiana
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