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Meaning of LILLIPUTIAN

Pronunciation:  `lili'pyooshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in Swift's Gulliver's Travels
  2. [n]  a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
  3. [adj]  (informal terms) 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"; "Mickey Mouse regulations"; "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"
  4. [adj]  very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"
  5. [adj]  relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Lilliput; "the Lilliputian population"
 

LILLIPUTIAN is a 11 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: bantam, diminutive, fiddling, footling, little, Mickey Mouse, midget, niggling, petite, petty, picayune, piddling, piffling, small, tiny, trivial, unimportant
 
 See Also: character, fictional character, fictitious character, small person

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lil`li*pu"tian\ (l[i^]l`l[i^]*p[=u]"shan), n.
    1. One belonging to a very diminutive race described in
       Swift's ``Voyage to Lilliput.''
    
    2. Hence: A person or thing of very small size.
    
    
  2. \Lil`li*pu"tian\, a.
    1. Of or pertaining to the imaginary island of Lilliput
       described by Swift, or to its inhabitants.
    
    2. Hence: Of very small size; diminutive; dwarfed.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: brownie, dumpy, dwarf, dwarfed, dwarfish, elf, elfin, gnome, homunculus, incipient, manikin, meager, midge, midget, nanoid, peewee, pip-squeak, pygmy, rudimental, rudimentary, runt, runty, scraggy, scrubby, shrimp, shriveled, shrunk, shrunken, squat, stunted, Tom Thumb, undersize, undersized, wart, wizened
 

 

 

 

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