Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: lilliputian
IPA transcription: [l,ɪləpj'uʃən]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, trivial
    Meaning: (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"
  • Synonyms: bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeck
    Meaning: very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
  • Synonyms: Lilliputian
    Meaning: tiny; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Lilliput; "the Lilliputian population"
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Lilliputian
    Meaning: a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift
  • Synonyms: lilliputian
    Meaning: a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
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