Definition of Lilliputian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌlɪlɪˈpjuːʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌlɪlɪˈpjuːʃn//
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extremely small synonym diminutive, tiny More Like This Expressions from literary sources Alice in Wonderland, Casanova, Cassandra, Don Juan, Dorian Gray, Falstaffian, Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, Lilliputian, Lothario, Orwellian, Pandora’s box, Peter Pan, Pied Piper, Pollyanna, Rip Van Winkle, Ruritanian, Scrooge, Shangri-La, Sherlock, Stepford Wife, Svengali, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Utopia, Walter MittySee worksheet. From the land of Lilliput, in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, where the people are only 15 cm high.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Lilliputian