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lilliputian

See also: Lilliputian

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From the name of a fictional island called Lilliput in the novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

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lilliputian (plural lilliputians)

  1. A very small person or being.
    • 1726, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Part II, Chapter I
      I reflected what a mortification it must prove to me, to appear as inconsiderable in this nation, as one single Lilliputian would be among us.

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lilliputian (comparative more lilliputian, superlative most lilliputian)

  1. Very small, diminutive
  2. Trivial, petty

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