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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fab-yuh-list]
    • /ˈfæb yə lɪst/
    • /ˈfæ.bjə.lɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fab-yuh-list]
    • /ˈfæb yə lɪst/

Definitions of fabulist word

  • noun fabulist a person who invents or relates fables. 1
  • noun fabulist a liar. 1
  • noun fabulist A person who composes or relates fables. 1
  • noun fabulist a person who invents or recounts fables 0
  • noun fabulist a person who lies or falsifies 0
  • noun fabulist a person who writes or tells fables 0

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Origin of fabulist

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
1585-95; < Middle French fabuliste, equivalent to < fābul(a) fable + -iste -ist

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Parts of speech for Fabulist


fabulist popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fabulist

noun fabulist

  • fibber — a small or trivial lie; minor falsehood.
  • fabricator — to make by art or skill and labor; construct: The finest craftspeople fabricated this clock.
  • prevaricator — a person who speaks falsely; liar.
  • storyteller — a person who tells or writes stories or anecdotes.
  • falsifier — to make false or incorrect, especially so as to deceive: to falsify income-tax reports.

Top questions with fabulist

  • what does fabulist mean?
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