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fabulist

[fab-yuh-list] /ˈfæb yə lɪst/
noun
1.
a person who invents or relates fables.
2.
a liar.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Middle French fabuliste, equivalent to < fābul(a) fable + -iste -ist
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  • But metaphysical, fabulist, or farcical elements keep breaking in.
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British Dictionary definitions for fabulist

fabulist

/ˈfæbjʊlɪst/
noun
1.
a person who invents or recounts fables
2.
a person who lies or falsifies
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Word Origin and History for fabulist
n.

1590s, from French fabuliste, from Latin fabula (see fable (n.)).

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