from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mencius Originally Meng·zi (mŭngˈdzēˈ) Fourth century B.C. Chinese Confucian philosopher who taught that people are innately good and that one's nature can be enhanced or perverted by one's environment.

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  • proper n. Western name of 孟子 Meng Zi or Meng Tzu, also known as Meng Ko or Meng Ke, (dates uncertain, ?372 - 289 BCE or perhaps 385 - 303/302 BCE), Chinese philosopher, follower of Confucius.


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