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Definition 1: a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift - [noun denoting person]

(lilliputian is an instance of ...) an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)

"she is the main character in the novel"

Definition 2: a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian) - [noun denoting person]

(lilliputian is a kind of ...) a person of below average size

Definition 3: tiny; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Lilliput - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where lilliputian or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Lilliputian population

Definition 4: very small - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lilliputian or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for lilliputian in the sense of this definition

(lilliputian is similar to ...) limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a little dining room" "a little house" "a small car" "a little (or small) group"

Definition 5: (informal) small and of little importance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lilliputian or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for lilliputian in the sense of this definition

(lilliputian is similar to ...) not important

"a relatively unimportant feature of the system" "the question seems unimportant"

(lilliputian is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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