Confucian

adjective
Con·​fu·​cian | \ kən-ˈfyü-shən How to pronounce Confucian (audio) \

Definition of Confucian

: of or relating to the Chinese philosopher Confucius or his teachings or followers

Other Words from Confucian

Confucian noun
Confucianism \ kən-​ˈfyü-​shə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Confucian (audio) \ noun
Confucianist \ kən-​ˈfyü-​shə-​nist How to pronounce Confucian (audio) \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of Confucian

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Confucian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Confucian. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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