neo-Confucian

[nee-oh-kuh n-fyoo-shuh n]
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.
noun
  1. an advocate or follower of neo-Confucianism.

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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