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  1. a person who invents or relates fables.

  2. a liar.

Origin of fabulist

1585–95; <Middle French fabuliste, equivalent to <fābul(a) fable + -iste-ist

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How to use fabulist in a sentence

  • The born poet still talks that way, he is naturally a fabulist and cannot help himself.

    Homer's Odyssey | Denton J. Snider
  • Some of these folk-tales suggest the ingenuity of a fabulist.

    Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
  • Querulously he complained that people would not take him seriously, that they treated him as a fabulist.

    Lafcadio Hearn | Nina H. Kennard
  • In 1664 La Fontaine published his first collection of fables, and it gave him immediately the very highest rank as a fabulist.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil | David W. Bartlett
  • La Fontaine, the fabulist, was buried by the side of Moliere, who died long before him.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil | David W. Bartlett

British Dictionary definitions for fabulist


/ (ˈfæbjʊlɪst) /

  1. a person who invents or recounts fables

  2. a person who lies or falsifies

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