lilliputian

I might need to revisit human anatomy, especially in this sketch. This word is fun – like Brobdingnagian!

lilliputian \ lil-i-PYOO-shuhn \ , adjective;

1. Extremely small; tiny; diminutive.
2. Trivial.

Quotes:
A low fence surrounded the gash, but given the length and width and depth of this trench, the fence seemed Lilliputian, feeble.
– Lewis Buzbee, The Haunting of Charles Dickens
Origin:
Lilliputian pertaining to Lilliput, the fabulous island whose inhabitants were six inches high, coined by Swiftin “Gulliver’s Travels” (1726).



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