fabian

IPA: fˈeɪbiʌn

Root Word: Fabian

noun

  • A Fabian socialist, a gradualist socialist; a member of the Fabian Society.
  • (rare) A male given name from Latin.
  • A surname.

adjective

  • (military) 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.
  • 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.
  • Alternative form of Fabian [(military) 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.]

Examples of "fabian" in Sentences

  • Fabian is a masculine given name.
  • The importance of the Young Fabians.
  • Fabian was rejected for military service.
  • Fabian married in the town and had children.
  • Fabian then spent time in a mental hospital.
  • Fabian was buried in the catacomb of Callixtus.
  • Fabian LaMuerto is the current kingpin of crime.
  • As a result, Fabian was sent to a mental hospital.
  • Fabian is a secondary antagonist in the second book.
  • Fabian escapes and they go on with the finding of the treasure.
  • I fervently hope that Kripke keeps him around for a good long while! fabian says:
  • I know that the only thing that get's us through this situation is our stong family bond. fabian amaro
  • He inherited a mess and is trying to make the best decision based on the information at hand. sean fabian
  • It should be noted that Rand is hugely popular in India, where decades of oppression under fabian socialism makes her captialism-as-liberation philolosphy quite relevant.
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  • Labels: "COUNCILMAN LAST SEEN AS JOSE HUIZAR", 11/3/09 elections, cd2 special election runoff, fabian nunez, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, Mayor Antonio Villarigosa, paul krekorian
  • As of today it seems that the democrats have backed from universal – public option – some sort of insurance pools, which I do not think bothers most of them with their fabian sensibilities.
  • I see no efforts to revive any decent manufacturing base, let alone a world class export attractive manufacturing base, it is beyond the comprehension of this moronic corrupt fabian government, who can't think beyond NVQs.

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