Confucian ADJECTIVE relating to the Chinese philosopher Confucius (551 479 BC) or his philosophy.
NOUN a follower of Confucius or his philosophy.
DERIVATIVES Confucianism noun Confucianist noun & adjective.

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  • Confucian — Con·fu·cian || kÉ™n fjuːʃjÉ™n n. follower of Confucius (Chinese philosopher and teacher) adj. of or relating to Confucius (Chinese philosopher and teacher) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Confucian —    A follower of the philosophy of Confucius, the Chinese ethical leader …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Confucian — [kən fju:ʃ(ə)n] adjective relating to Confucius or Confucianism. noun an adherent of Confucianism …   English new terms dictionary