Definition of Lilliputian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlɪlɪˈpjuːʃ(ə)n/


Trivial or very small: America’s banks look Lilliputian in comparison with Japan’s
More example sentences
  • 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.


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.

Words that rhyme with Lilliputian

ablution, absolution, allocution, attribution, circumlocution, circumvolution, Confucian, constitution, contribution, convolution, counter-revolution, destitution, dilution, diminution, distribution, electrocution, elocution, evolution, execution, institution, interlocution, irresolution, locution, perlocution, persecution, pollution, prosecution, prostitution, restitution, retribution, Rosicrucian, solution, substitution, volution

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