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Lilliputian

[lil-i-pyoo-shuh n] /ˌlɪl ɪˈpyu ʃən/
adjective
1.
extremely small; tiny; diminutive.
2.
petty; trivial:
Our worries are Lilliputian when compared with those of people whose nations are at war.
noun
3.
an inhabitant of Lilliput.
4.
a very small person.
5.
a person who is narrow or petty in outlook.
Origin
1726
1726; Lilliput + -ian
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Lilliputian

/ˌlɪlɪˈpjuːʃɪən/
noun
1.
a tiny person or being
adjective
2.
tiny; very small
3.
petty or trivial
Word Origin
C18: from Lilliput, an imaginary country of tiny inhabitants in Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726)
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Word Origin and History for lilliputians

Lilliputian

adj.

"diminutive, tiny," literally "pertaining to Lilliput," the fabulous island whose inhabitants were six inches high, a name coined by Jonathan Swift in "Gulliver's Travels" (1726). Swift left no explanation of the origin of the word.

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