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English → English (WordNet) Definition: Fabian Fabian adj 1: of or relating to Fabianism; “the Fabian society” 2: using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation; “a fabian policy” [syn: dilatory] Fabian n : a member of the Fabian Society in Britain
English → English (gcide) Definition: Fabian Fabian \Fa"bi*an\, n. A member of, or sympathizer with, the Fabian Society. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Fabian \Fa"bi*an\, a. [L. Fabianus, Fabius, belonging to Fabius.] Of, pertaining to, or in the manner of, the Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus; cautious; dilatory; avoiding a decisive contest. [1913 Webster] Fabian policy, a policy like that of Fabius Maximus, who, by carefully avoiding decisive contests, foiled Hannibal, harassing his army by marches, countermarches, and ambuscades; a policy of delays and cautions. [1913 Webster] Fabian \Fa"bi*an\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the Roman gens Fabia. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Designating, or pertaining to, a society of socialists, organized in England in 1884 to spread socialistic principles gradually without violent agitation. The Fabian Society proposes then to conquer by delay; to carry its programme, not by a hasty rush, but through the slower, but, as it thinks, surer methods of patient discussion, exposition, and political action. --William Clarke. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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