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Lilliputian

[ lil-i-pyoo-shuhn ]
/ ˌlɪl ɪˈpyu ʃən /
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adjective
extremely small; tiny; diminutive.
petty; trivial: Our worries are Lilliputian when compared with those of people whose nations are at war.
noun
an inhabitant of Lilliput.
a very small person.
a person who is narrow or petty in outlook.
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Origin of Lilliputian

First recorded in 1726; Lilliput + -ian

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British Dictionary definitions for Lilliputian

Lilliputian
/ (ˌlɪlɪˈpjuːʃɪən) /

noun
a tiny person or being
adjective
tiny; very small
petty or trivial

Word Origin for Lilliputian

C18: from Lilliput, an imaginary country of tiny inhabitants in Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726)
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