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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.]
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fabulist

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

(ˈfæb yə lɪst)

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

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

noun
One who tells lies:
Informal: storyteller.
Law: perjurer.
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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)
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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 true fabulist, therefore, discharges a most important function.
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. The truth lies between these two extremes.
1610, a learned Swiss, Isaac Nicholas Nevelet, sent forth the third printed edition of these fables, in a work entitled "Mythologia Aesopica." 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.
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The longer stories are also written in fabulist tones with highly graphic scenes, but those are easily forgiven because the characters emerge as unwitting victims of their own naivete and innocence in a world that is chaotic, brutal, and always strange.