Day-16 (Ersatz)

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Word:
Ersatz

Status:
Adjective

Meaning:
Copied from something else and usually not as good as the original

Example:
Being a usually artificial and inferior substitution or imitation (ersatz intellectuals)

Sentences:
1) He lived in an apartment complex designed as an ersatz Mediterranean villa.
2) Like everything else the restaurant served, the whipped cream on the dessert was ersatz.

Origin:
From German ersatz which means 'substitute'.

First use:
1875

Synonyms:
artificial, bogus, imitation, dummy, factitious, fake, false, mimic, mock, pretend, faux, shan, simulated, substitute, synthetic

Antonyms:
genuine, natural, real, original, actual, authentic, certified, echt

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