Confucianism


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Con·fu·cian

 (kən-fyo͞o′shən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of Confucius, his teachings, or his followers.
n.
An adherent of the teachings of Confucius.

Con·fu′cian·ism n.
Con·fu′cian·ist n.

Confucianism

(kənˈfjuːʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) the ethical system of Confucius, emphasizing moral order, the humanity and virtue of China's ancient rulers, and gentlemanly education
Conˈfucianist n

Con•fu•cian•ism

(kənˈfyu ʃəˌnɪz əm)

n.
the teachings on ethics, education, and statesmanship of Confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, honoring parents, and harmony in thought and conduct.
[1860–65]
Con•fu′cian•ist, n., adj.

Confucianism

the philosophy and doctrines espoused by Confucius, 5th century B.C. Chinese philosopher and mor al teacher.
See also: China
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Confucianism - the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family (including ancestors); peace; justice; influenced the traditional culture of China
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
Translations

Confucianism

[kənˈfjuːʃənɪzəm] Nconfucianismo m, confucionismo m

Confucianism

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