Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Definitions for lilliputian
- Extremely small; tiny; diminutive.
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Citations for lilliputian
A low fence surrounded the gash, but given the length and width and depth of this trench, the fence seemed Lilliputian, feeble.
Fifty-to-one-hundred- foot-tall hoodoo rock formations towered above me as I scrambled around the sandstone and granite like a Lilliputian.
Origin of lilliputian
Lilliputian pertaining to Lilliput, the fabulous island whose inhabitants were six inches high, coined by Swift in "Gulliver's Travels" (1726).