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neo-Confucian

[nee-oh-kuh n-fyoo-shuh n] /ˌni oʊ kənˈfyu ʃən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to an eclectic philosophical movement of the 12th to the 16th centuries, incorporating Taoist and Buddhist elements with an adaptation of Confucianism.
noun
2.
an advocate or follower of neo-Confucianism.
Also called neo-Ju.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
Related forms
neo-Confucianism, noun
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