[nee-oh-kuh n-fyoo-shuh n]
- 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.
- an advocate or follower of neo-Confucianism.
Origin of neo-Confucian
First recorded in 1945–50
Also called neo-Ju.
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