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Confucianism Syllabification: Con·fu·cian·ism
Pronunciation: /kənˈfyo͞oSHənˌizəm/

Definition of Confucianism in English:


A system of philosophical and ethical teachings founded by Confucius and developed by Mencius.
Example sentences
  • So I looked at all Eastern philosophies, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and I found that Buddhism has a very strong element of that.
  • Confucianism blamed Taoist philosophy of escapism, while Taoism responded by deeming Confucianism as escapist from one's true nature.
  • And that's the fundamental teaching of Confucianism, and that as I say, has had a very strong influence in Korea.


noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Some Confucianists asserted that Confucianism was anti-mercantile.
  • There are small numbers of animists, Confucianists, Taoists, Mahayana Buddhists, and Hindus.
  • It is a well-known fact that Confucianism is still highly respected in South Korea, Confucianist values still play a large role in the daily life of South Koreans.
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