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Fabian

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[ fey-bee-uhn ]
/ ˈfeɪ bi ən /
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adjective
seeking victory by delay and harassment rather than by a decisive battle as in the manner of Fabius Maximus: Fabian policy.
of or relating to the Fabian Society.
noun
a member of or sympathizer with the Fabian Society.
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Origin of Fabian

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First recorded in 1590–1600, Fabian is from the Latin word Fabiānus

Other definitions for Fabian (2 of 2)

Fabian2
[ fey-bee-uhn ]
/ ˈfeɪ bi ən /

noun
Saint, died a.d. 250, pope 236–250.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for Fabian

Fabian
/ (ˈfeɪbɪən) /

adjective
of, relating to, or resembling the delaying tactics of the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus; cautious; circumspect
noun
a member of or sympathizer with the Fabian Society

Word Origin for Fabian

C19: from Latin Fabiānus of Fabius
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