fabulist


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fab·u·list

 (făb′yə-lĭst)
n.
1. A composer of fables.
2. A teller of tales; a liar.

[French fabuliste, from Latin fābula, fable; see fable.]

fabulist

(ˈfæbjʊlɪst)
n
1. a person who invents or recounts fables
2. a person who lies or falsifies

fab•u•list

(ˈfæb yə lɪst)

n.
1. a person who invents or relates fables.
2. a liar.
[1585–95; < Middle French]

fabulist

a person who tells lies.
See also: Lies and Lying
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fabulist - a person who tells or invents fables
narrator, storyteller, teller - someone who tells a story

fabulist

noun
One who tells lies:
Informal: storyteller.
Law: perjurer.
Translations

fabulist

n (Liter: = writer of fables) → Fabeldichter(in) m(f); (= writer of fantastical literature)Fabulant(in) m(f); (fig: = liar) → Fabulierer(in) m(f), → Fabulant(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
Neither did the great fabulist lack posthumous honors; for a statue was erected to his memory at Athens, the work of Lysippus, one of the most famous of Greek sculptors.
The fabulist is to create a laugh, but yet, under a merry guise, to convey instruction.
He is charged on the one hand with having had before him a copy of Babrias (to whom we shall have occasion to refer at greater length in the end of this Preface), and to have had the bad taste "to transpose," or to turn his poetical version into prose: and he is asserted, on the other hand, never to have seen the Fables of Aesop at all, but to have himself invented and made the fables which he palmed off under the name of the famous Greek fabulist.
This was a noble effort to do honor to the great fabulist, and was the most perfect collection of Aesopian fables ever yet published.
In the nomenclature which we derive from fabulists, des Lupeaulx belonged to the species Bertrand, and was always in search of Ratons.
It is, at once, an antireligious tale of apocalypse, and, chillingly, a fabulist version of our own times.
Gamboni takes Gauguin seriously, not only as an artist or a fabulist, but as an intellectual.
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He is a fabulist (he has been called ''the Garden State's Mother Goose'') given to asserting as facts various self-aggrandizing figments of his imagination (e.
7) A fabulist is a teller of tales, but he or she also discloses the powers of the false to create new possibilities.
Gabo changed everything for me as I began to vibe with his fabulist world which was so rich with native wisdom.