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lilliputian

lilliputian - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lilliputian

Definition
(noun) a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
Definition
(noun) a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift
Definition
(adj) tiny; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Lilliput
Example Sentence
  • the Lilliputian population

Definition
(adj) very small
Synonyms : bantam , diminutive , flyspeck , midget , petite , tiny
Example Sentence
  • diminutive in stature
  • a lilliputian chest of drawers
  • her petite figure
  • tiny feet
  • the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy

Definition
(adj) (informal) small and of little importance
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lilliputian

lilliputian is a also a brand of clothes for small childrens.
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by admireravi

How I Met Your Mother-- Character LILY.. remember she's small in ht and puts on extremely small issues before Marshall
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