What is another word for ersatz?

Pronunciation: [ˈɜːsats] (IPA)

Ersatz refers to an inferior imitation or substitute for something authentic or genuine. Synonyms for ersatz include artificial, fake, imitation, counterfeit, synthetic, simulated, faux, pretend, dummy, and mock. These words can be used interchangeably to describe products or items that are imitations or substitutes for something better. For example, artificial sweeteners can be called ersatz sugar substitutes. Similarly, a designer knockoff bag or a fake diamond ring may be referred to as ersatz fashion accessories. The use of these synonyms for ersatz can lend a negative connotation to something that is seen as inauthentic or lacking in quality.

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What are the hypernyms for Ersatz?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Ersatz?

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What are the opposite words for ersatz?

Ersatz is a German word used to describe something that is a poor substitute or imitation of something genuine or desirable. The antonyms for the word Ersatz are - authentic, genuine, original, real, and natural. Authentic refers to something that is undoubtedly true, credible, or legitimate. Genuine means something that is not fake or artificial and comes from a reliable source. The term original refers to something that has not been copied, invented or created previously. The term real implies something that is not imaginary or illusory, but it exists. The term natural means something that comes from nature and is not synthetic. These antonyms help to convey a sense of reliability and authenticity, which is absent in Ersatz.

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Usage examples for Ersatz

To his disgust he was put in the 10th ersatz Division, and now, after his soldier life, wants to work in a British shipyard.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs
There was Tylerton-an ersatz city, but looking so real and familiar that Burckhardt almost imagined the whole episode a dream.
"The Tunnel Under The World"
Frederik Pohl
We were getting German ersatz coffee which was bitter and resembled coffee only by its color.
"The Biography of a Rabbit"
Roy Benson, Jr.

Famous quotes with Ersatz

  • Sex is the ersatz or substitute religion of the 20th Century.
    Malcolm Muggeridge
  • Art, I suppose, is only for beginners, or else for those resolute dead-enders, who have made up their minds to be content with the ersatz of Suchness, with symbols rather than with what they signify, with the elegantly composed recipe in lieu of actual dinner.
    Aldous Huxley
  • I strongly suspect that most of the great knowers of Suchness paid very little attention to art.… (To a person whose transfigured and transfiguring mind can see the All in every this, the first-rateness or tenth-rateness of even a religious painting will be a matter of the most sovereign indifference.) Art, I suppose, is only for beginners, or else for those resolute dead-enders, who have made up their minds to be content with the ersatz of Suchness, with symbols rather than with what they signify, with the elegantly composed recipe in lieu of actual dinner.
    Aldous Huxley
  • We have a hunger for something like authenticity, but are easily satisfied by an ersatz facsimile.
    George Orwell

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