HyperDic: lilliputian

English > 5 senses of the word Lilliputian / lilliputian:
ADJECTIVEpertLilliputiantiny
alllilliputian, bantam, diminutive, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeckvery small
alllilliputian, fiddling, footling, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial(informal) small and of little importance
NOUNperson lilliputiana very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
person Lilliputiana 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift
Lilliputian / lilliputian > pronunciation
Soundslih.lahpyuw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > Lilliputian: 5 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningtiny; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Lilliput.
Spanishliliputiense
NounsLilliputa land imagined by Jonathan Swift that was inhabited by tiny people
Lilliputiana 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift
English > lilliputian: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVery small.
Example "a lilliputian chest of drawers"
Synonymsbantam, diminutive, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeck
Broadersmall, littleLimited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Spanishchico, chiquito, diminutivo, diminuto, enano, insignificante, liliputiense, minúsculo, pequeñito, pequeño
Catalandiminut, esquifit, insignificant, lil·liputenc, menut, minúscul, nan, petit
Nounslilliputiana very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
English > lilliputian: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(informal) small and of little importance.
Example "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"
Synonymsfiddling, footling, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial
Broaderunimportantnot important
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishbaladí, fútil, insignificante, insustancial, intrascendente, nimio, pequeño, trivial
Catalanfútil, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstancial, intrascendent, negligible, nimi, petit, trivial
English > lilliputian: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA very small person (resembling a Lilliputian).
Broadersmall personA person of below average size
Spanishliliputiense
Adjectiveslilliputianvery small
English > Lilliputian: 5 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift.
Instance offictional character, fictitious character, characterAn imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
Spanishliliputiense
Catalanlil·liputenc
AdjectivesLilliputiantiny

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