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Daemon
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lilliputian

(adjective) Very small.

Synonyms: bantam, diminutive, flyspeck, midget, petite, tiny

Usage: How am I supposed to fit everything I will need for summer camp in this lilliputian trunk?!
Mehrdad77
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Something that's lilliputian is extremely small, like the lilliputian tables and chairs that might surprise you when you visit your kindergarten classroom years later.

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The word lilliputian comes from Jonathan Swift's 1726 novel, Gulliver's Travels. Lilliput is the name of a fictional island whose people, the Lilliputians, stand only about six inches high. In addition to acting as an adjective to describe something that is very small — like the lilliputian cups and plates in a child's doll house — lilliputian can also be a noun that refers to extremely small people.
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(informal) small and of little importance
“our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war”
Emel Rapchan
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The easiest of the words to pronounce except for yahoo, which is a more common English word, if a bit old-fashioned now.

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Gulliver’s travels take him to
Lilliput, an island on a miniature scale where he appears as huge as a giant;
Brobdingnag, where everything and everyone is enormous, and Gulliver is comparatively minuscule;
the flying island of Laputa, inhabited by philosophers;
the kingdom of Balnibarbi, full of obsessive scientists;
the island of Glubbdubdrib, where a magician enables him to speak with the ghosts of important figures from antiquity and the modern world;
Luggnagg, where he meets the immortal (and deeply unhappy) Struldbrugs;
and finally the Country of the Houyhnhnms, a race of highly intelligent, refined talking horses, who rule over a brutish race of humanoid beasts known as Yahoos.

Gulliver is so depressed by humanity’s resemblance to the Yahoos that after he returns home from his final voyage he becomes a recluse. Barely able to go near his own wife and family, he is convinced that human beings are nothing more than ‘a lump of deformity and diseases both in body and mind, smitten with pride’.


https://www.bl.uk/works/gullivers-travels
Adyl Mouhei
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"Be willing to be a child and be the Lilliputian in the world of Gulliver."


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