of, relating to, or resembling the teachings of Confucius.
- an·ti-Con·fu·cian, noun, adjective
- post-Con·fu·cian, noun, adjective
- pro-Con·fu·cian, noun, adjective
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How to use Confucian in a sentence
Six decades later, China is using the global recognition of Confucian thought to project its soft power.Butterfly Effect: Chinese Communism Turns 100. Will It Live to 200? | Charu Kasturi | July 1, 2021 | Ozy
While reporters wrestle with the Confucian profundity of this statement, Joe is whisked back to Delaware.
Now that the Confucian-inspired mourning period is over, the son is free to embark on his own programs and policies.
U.S.-China relations could certainly stand a little Confucian “rectification.”
In Confucian ethics there are more names given to different kinds of virtues than in the West.A Fantasy of Far Japan | Baron Kencho Suyematsu
He was a man of high degree, equal to the Western M. A., and was one of the proudest and most overbearing of Confucian scholars.How I Know God Answers Prayer | Rosalind Goforth
I am not a Confucian; because I cannot reduce religion to philosophy or elevate philosophy into religion.The Prince of India, Volume I | Lew. Wallace
Such appears to have been, in all ages, the Confucian economy.What is Property? | P. J. Proudhon
Need I say that the grouse was admirable, that everything was delicious, and the Confucian weed first chop?Mount Rainier | Various
British Dictionary definitions for Confucian
of or relating to the doctrines of Confucius
a follower of Confucius
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