a member of the Fabian Society in Britain
of or relating to Fabianism
"the Fabian society"
using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation
"a fabian policy"
A Fabian socialist, a gradualist socialist; a member of the Fabian Society.
Pertaining to or reminiscent of Roman general , 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.
cautious; dilatory; avoiding a decisive contest.
borne by an early pope. Rare in English.
Origin: From Fabianus, possibly derived from faba.
of, pertaining to, or in the manner of, the Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus; cautious; dilatory; avoiding a decisive contest
Origin: [L. Fabianus, Fabius, belonging to Fabius.]
Fabiano Anthony Forte, better known as Fabian, is an American singer and actor. Fabian rose to national prominence after performing several times on American Bandstand. He became a teen idol of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Eleven of his songs reached the Billboard Hot 100 listing.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fā′bi-an, adj. delaying, avoiding battle, cautious, practising the policy of delay.—n. a member of a small group of Socialists in England, called by this name. [From Q. Fabius Maximus, surnamed Cunctator ('delayer'), from the masterly tactics with which he wore out the strength of Hannibal, whom he dared not meet in battle.]
The numerical value of fabian in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of fabian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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Fabian is too much a political operator, not so much passion about specific things he stands for.
There's criticism out there. I think it's just because of our (Fabian Nunez) working relationship and all that. It maybe was kind of saying, 'That's why he did it.' Well, hello! I mean, of course you help a friend.
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