Fabian NOUN a member or supporter of the Fabian Society, an organization of socialists aiming to achieve socialism by non-revolutionary methods.
ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the Fabians. 2) employing cautious delaying tactics to wear out an enemy.
DERIVATIVES Fabianism noun Fabianist noun.
ORIGIN from the name of the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (died 203 BC), known for his delaying tactics.

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  • fabianism — FABIANÍSM s.n. Doctrină care preconiza trecerea lentă, pe calea reformelor de stat, de la capitalism la socialism. [pr.: bi a ] – Din engl. fabianism, fr. fabianisme. Trimis de tavilis, 24.05.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  fabianísm s. n. (sil. bi a )… …   Dicționar Român

  • Fabianism — n. the principles and beliefs of or similar to those of the Fabian Society, advocating socialism to be established by gradual reforms within the law. [British] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fabianism — describes a broad central tendency in English collectivist thinking about social policy which is essentially non revolutionary, pragmatic, rational, with a belief in government intervention and the perfectibility of the welfare state ; it is… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Fabianism — noun see Fabian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Fabianism — /fay bee euh niz euhm/, n. the theories of economic and social reform advocated by the Fabian Society. [1885 90; FABIAN + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fabianism —    see Fabian Society …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • Fabianism — Fa·bi·an·ism || feɪbɪənɪzm n. principles advocated by the Fabian society (English socialist organization) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fabianism — fa·bi·an·ism …   English syllables

  • Fabianism — noun socialism to be established by gradual reforms within the law • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fabians — Fabianism …   Dictionary of sociology