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Word of the Day 10/27/20 Lilliputian

Lilliputian (adjective, noun)
Lilliputian [ lil-i-pyoo-shuhn ]


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.

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Origin: First recorded in 1726; Lilliput + -ian

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR LILLIPUTIAN
How could he pick the Lilliputian city whose favorite place of worship is the Rocky statue at the foot of an art museum?
CLIFF LEE SIGNS WITH THE PHILLIES: GET OVER IT, NEW YORK|BUZZ BISSINGER|DECEMBER 15, 2010|DAILY BEAST

This plant so precious has numberless enemies in the Lilliputian world to which I am introducing you.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY: VOL. I (OF 4)|WILLIAM KIRBY

It was always one of her Lilliputian ambitions to obtain the reputation of a feeble appetite.
DISCIPLINE|MARY BRUNTON

It was a deer; perfect and beautiful, but cast in a Lilliputian mould.
THE BLIND SPOT|AUSTIN HALL

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