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Fabian meaning

fabian - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of, pertaining to, or in the manner of, the Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus; cautious; dilatory; avoiding a decisive contest.
  2. 2. A member of, or sympathizer with, the Fabian Society.
  3. 3. Designating, or pertaining to, a society of socialists, organized in England in 1884 to spread socialistic principles gradually without violent agitation.
  4. 4. A member of, or sympathizer with, the Society.

fabian - examples of usage

  1. The Fabian Society, again, is a debating club of mixed socialism. - "Contemporary Socialism", John Rae.
  2. They have published a volume of Fabian Essays, which has had a large sale. - "Contemporary Socialism", John Rae.
  3. This Fabian fighting was all against the lighter weight, who must tire in time. - "Hetty Wesley", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
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