neo-Confucian

[ nee-oh-kuh n-fyoo-shuh n ]
/ ˌni oʊ kənˈfyu ʃən /

adjective

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

an advocate or follower of neo-Confucianism.

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Also called neo-Ju.

Origin of neo-Confucian

First recorded in 1945–50

OTHER WORDS FROM neo-Confucian

ne·o-Con·fu·cian·ism, noun
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