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neo-Confucian

[nee-oh-kuh n-fyoo-shuh n]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to an eclectic philosophical movement of the 12th to the 16th centuries, incorporating Taoist and Buddhist elements with an adaptation of Confucianism.
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noun
  1. an advocate or follower of neo-Confucianism.
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Origin of neo-Confucian

First recorded in 1945–50
Also called neo-Ju.
Related formsne·o-Con·fu·cian·ism, noun
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