Definitions for lilliputian

Definitions for (noun) lilliputian

Main entry: Lilliputian

Definition: a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift

Main entry: lilliputian

Definition: a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)

Definitions for (adj) lilliputian

Main entry: trivial, niggling, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, lilliputian, little, footling, fiddling

Definition: (informal) small and of little importance

Usage: 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

Main entry: tiny, bantam, lilliputian, midget, diminutive, petite, flyspeck

Definition: very small

Usage: diminutive in stature; a lilliputian chest of drawers; her petite figure; tiny feet; the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy

Main entry: Lilliputian

Definition: tiny; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Lilliput

Usage: the Lilliputian population

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