Confucian

[ kuhn-fyoo-shuhn ]
/ kənˈfyu ʃən /

noun

an adherent of the teachings of Confucius.
Also called Ju. a member of the school of philosophers, founded by Confucius, who codified in their teachings the traditional Chinese principles of ethics, morals, and politics.

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling the teachings of Confucius.

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Origin of Confucian

First recorded in 1830–40; Confuci(us) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Confucian

an·ti-Con·fu·cian, noun, adjectivepost-Con·fu·cian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Confucian

Confucian
/ (kənˈfjuːʃən) /

adjective

of or relating to the doctrines of Confucius

noun

a follower of Confucius
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