Confucianism

[ kuh n-fyoo-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ kənˈfyu ʃəˌnɪz əm /

noun

the system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for parents, and harmony in thought and conduct.

Origin of Confucianism

First recorded in 1860–65; Confucian + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Confucianism

Con·fu·cian·ist, noun, adjectivean·ti-Con·fu·cian·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for confucianist

Confucianism
/ (kənˈfjuːʃəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

the ethical system of Confucius, emphasizing moral order, the humanity and virtue of China's ancient rulers, and gentlemanly education

Derived forms of Confucianism

Confucianist, noun
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Cultural definitions for confucianist

Confucianism
[ (kuhn-fyooh-shuh-niz-uhm) ]

A system of ethics, founded on the teachings of Confucius, that influenced the traditional culture of China. Confucianism places a high value on learning and stresses family relationships.

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