Fabian

adjective
Fa·​bi·​an | \ˈfā-bē-ən \

Definition of Fabian 

1a : of, relating to, or in the manner of the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus known for his defeat of Hannibal in the Second Punic War by the avoidance of decisive contests

b : cautious, dilatory

2 [ the Fabian Society; from the members' belief in slow rather than revolutionary change in government ] : of, relating to, or being a society of socialists organized in England in 1884 to spread socialist principles gradually

Other Words from Fabian

Fabian noun
Fabianism \ ˈfā-​bē-​ə-​ˌni-​zəm \ noun

First Known Use of Fabian

1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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