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Definitions for lilliputian
ˌlɪl ɪˈpyu ʃənlil·liputian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lilliputiannoun

    a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)

  2. Lilliputianadjective

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

  3. Lilliputianadjective

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

    "the Lilliputian population"

  4. bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeckadjective

    very small

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

  5. fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivialadjective

    (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"

Wiktionary

  1. lilliputiannoun

    A very small person or being

    Etymology: From the name of a fictional island called Lilliput in the novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

  2. lilliputianadjective

    Very small, diminutive

    Etymology: From the name of a fictional island called Lilliput in the novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

  3. lilliputianadjective

    Trivial, petty

    Etymology: From the name of a fictional island called Lilliput in the novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lilliputiannoun

    one belonging to a very diminutive race described in Swift's "Voyage to Lilliput."

  2. Lilliputiannoun

    a person or thing of very small size

  3. Lilliputianadjective

    of or pertaining to the imaginary island of Lilliput described by Swift, or to its inhabitants

  4. Lilliputianadjective

    of very small size; diminutive; dwarfed

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lilliputian

    lil-i-pū′shi-an, n. an inhabitant of the island of Lilliput, described by Swift in his Gulliver's Travels: a person of small size, a dwarf.—adj. of small size: dwarfish.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lilliputian in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lilliputian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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