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Line breaks: Lil¦li|pu¦tian
Pronunciation: /ˌlɪlɪˈpjuːʃ(ə)n

Definition of Lilliputian in English:


Trivial or very small: America’s banks look Lilliputian in comparison with Japan’s
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  • Back outside, tiny Icelandic ponies were prancing around the ring, their riders holding aloft banners like some form of Lilliputian cavalry charge.
  • Nonetheless, he was a giant in his times, and we need a few in today's Lilliputian scene.
  • It was a radical move from a First Minister derided by many as a leader of Lilliputian vision.


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A trivial or very small person or thing.
Example sentences
  • Until the contest with Blackburn is resumed, one of Scotland's two Goliaths will be back bossing the Lilliputians around.
  • Footling left-wing Lilliputians have failed to contest this shift, occasionally making things worse.
  • The terms of access to the U.S. market are now to be decided in Geneva by Lilliputians of the New World Order.


early 18th century: from the imaginary country of Lilliput in Swift's Gulliver's Travels, inhabited by people 6 inches (15 cm) high, + -ian.

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