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Of, relating to, or characteristic of Confucius, his teachings, or his followers.
An adherent of the teachings of Confucius.

Con·fu′cian·ism n.
Con·fu′cian·ist n.
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Noun1.Confucianist - a believer in the teachings of ConfuciusConfucianist - a believer in the teachings of Confucius
believer, truster - a supporter who accepts something as true
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Confucianist composed the main part of superego and strengthen ones social ability.
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And like all religious fanatics, whether they be Catholic, Protestant, Mormon, Jewish, Buddhist, Confucianist, Muslim, etc., they feel a powerful impulse to make others follow their religious beliefs.