Definition of Lilliputian

1. Noun. A very small person (resembling a Lilliputian).

Generic synonyms: Small Person

2. Adjective. Tiny; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Lilliput. "The Lilliputian population"
Partainyms: Lilliput
Derivative terms: Lilliput

3. Noun. A 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift.

4. Adjective. Very small. "The flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
Exact synonyms: Bantam, Diminutive, Flyspeck, Midget, Petite, Tiny
Similar to: Little, Small
Derivative terms: Diminutive, Diminutiveness, Petite, Petiteness, Tininess

5. Adjective. (informal) small and of little importance. "Giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"

Definition of Lilliputian

1. n. One belonging to a very diminutive race described in Swift's "Voyage to Lilliput."

2. a. Of or pertaining to the imaginary island of Lilliput described by Swift, or to its inhabitants.

Definition of Lilliputian

1. Noun. (alternative form of lilliputian) ¹

2. Adjective. (alternative form of lilliputian) ¹

3. Noun. A very small person or being ¹

4. Adjective. Very small, diminutive ¹

5. Adjective. Trivial, petty ¹

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Definition of Lilliputian

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lilliputian

Lillian Gish
Lillian Hellman
Lillian Russell
Lillie's azure-eosin stain
Lillie's ferrous iron stain
Lillie's sulfuric acid Nile blue stain
Lillie Langtry
Lily of the Valley
Lima wood

Literary usage of Lilliputian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1905)
"Affair — Extraordinary Mark of Confidence in the White Man — A Conflagration — An Espy Shower — Region of Gypsum — Our Latitude — A lilliputian Forest — A ..."

2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1819)
"By Clarke Abel, FLS - 67 V. Fairy Tales, or the lilliputian Cabinet, containing Twenty-four choice pieces of* Fancy and Fiction, collected by Benjamin ..."

3. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle (1883)
"... solid merit is far above that of any half-dozen of these lilliputian upstarts. And so, betwixt hope and fear, I remain, Your dreadfully agitated WATCH. ..."

4. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"A lilliputian ODE. N amaze Lust, I gaze. Can our eyes Reach thy size ? May my lays Swell with praise, Worthy thee! Worthy me! Muse, inspire All thy firu! ..."

5. Palmer's Index to "The Times" Newspaper (1872)
"... 2Kj 4 о Light Gold, Napier's Machine for Testing, 23 я 10 a lilliputian Regiment, 18 »i 12 e Lima. National Exhibition at, lm 9/ Limmer Asphalte Company ..."

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