Lilliputian

adjective
Lil·​li·​pu·​tian | \ ˌli-lə-ˈpyü-shən How to pronounce Lilliputian (audio) \

Definition of Lilliputian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Lilliputians or the island of Lilliput
2 often not capitalized
a : small, miniature a Lilliputian camera
b : petty

Lilliputian

noun

Definition of Lilliputian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an inhabitant of Lilliput
2 often not capitalized : one resembling a Lilliputian especially : an undersized individual

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Examples of Lilliputian in a Sentence

Adjective to the Lilliputian minds of that small town any depiction of the nude, regardless of its artistry, was pornographic a model train carrying Lilliputian figures through a miniature landscape

First Known Use of Lilliputian

Adjective

1726, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1726, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Lilliputian was in 1726

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“Lilliputian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lilliputian. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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