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Lil·li·pu·tianalso lil·li·pu·tian (lĭl′ə-pyo͞o′shən)
A very small person or being.
1. Very small; diminutive.
2. Trivial; petty.
[After Lilliput, a country in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, where everything was diminutive.]
a tiny person or being
1. tiny; very small
2. petty or trivial
[C18: from Lilliput, an imaginary country of tiny inhabitants in Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726)]
Lil•li•pu•tian(ˌlɪl ɪˈpyu ʃən)
1. extremely small; tiny.
3. an inhabitant of Lilliput.
4. a very small person.
a diminutive person, about the height of an ink bottle, as from Lilliput in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Cf. Brobdingnagian.See also: Size
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|Noun||1.||lilliputian - a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)|
small person - a person of below average size
|2.||Lilliputian - a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift|
|Adj.||1.||Lilliputian - tiny; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Lilliput; "the Lilliputian population"|
|2.||lilliputian - very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"|
|3.||lilliputian - (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
unimportant - not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant"