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ersatz Explained

ersatz at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['ɛə'sɔts]

ersatz at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1875, from Ger. Ersatz "units of the army reserve," lit. "compensation, replacement, substitute," from ersetzen "to replace." ///

ersatz at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1800-1900; Language: German; Origin: 'something used instead of something else']// artificial, and not as good as the real thing// --ersatz coffee//

ersatz at German => English Of Explained:

reparation, replacement, replacements, substitution, surrogate, understudy

ersatz at German => English Of Explained:

ersatz, replacement, substitute

ersatz at German => English Of Explained:

reparation, replacement, replacements, understudy

ersatz at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

141 Moby Thesaurus words for "ersatz":
affected, agent, alike, alternate, alternative, analogy, aped,
apocryphal, artificial, assumed, backup, bastard, bogus, brummagem,
change, changeling, colorable, colored, comparison, consimilar,
copied, copy, counterfeit, counterfeited, deputy, distorted,
double, dressed up, dummy, embellished, embroidered, equal,
equivalent, exchange, factitious, fake, faked, false, falsified,
favoring, feigned, fictitious, fictive, fill-in, following, forged,
garbled, ghost, ghostwriter, hokey, homogeneous, identical,
illegitimate, imitated, imitation, junky, like, locum tenens,
make-believe, makeshift, man-made, metaphor, metonymy, mimicked,
mock, nearly reproduced, next best thing, not unlike, personnel,
perverted, phony, pinch, pinch hitter, pinchbeck, plagiarized,
pretended, provisional, proxy, pseudo, put-on, quasi, queer,
relief, replacement, representative, resembling, reserve, reserves,
ringer, second string, secondary, self-styled, sham, shoddy, sign,
similar, simulacrum, simulated, smacking of, so-called, soi-disant,
something like, spare, spares, spurious, stand-in, stopgap, sub,
substituent, substitute, substitution, succedaneum, suggestive of,
superseder, supplanter, supposititious, surrogate, symbol,
synecdoche, synthetic, temporary, tentative, third string, tin,
tinsel, titivated, token, twisted, unauthentic, understudy,
ungenuine, uniform with, unnatural, unreal, utility,
utility player, vicar, vicarious, vice-president, vice-regent,
warped

Ersatz at German => English Of Explained:

Ersatz [ɛrzats]nsm
reparation, replacement, replacements, substitution,
surrogate, understudy

ersatz at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Substitution): {Thing substituted}: substitute, ersatz, makeshift, temporary expedient, replacement, stopgap, scapegoat, double, changeling, quid pro quo, alternative, representative, deputy, delegate.

[ADJ] (Substitution): substituted, ersatz, phony, vicarious, interchangeable.

[N] (Substitution): {Thing substituted}: substitute, ersatz, makeshift, temporary expedient, replacement, stopgap, scapegoat, double, changeling, quid pro quo, alternative, representative, deputy, delegate.

[ADJ] (Substitution): substituted, ersatz, phony, vicarious, interchangeable.

ersatz at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
artificial and not as good as the real thing or product:
ersatz coffee

ersatz at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
artificial and not as good as the real thing or product:
ersatz coffee

ersatz at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

ersatz
adj : artificial and inferior; "ersatz coffee"; "substitute
coffee" [syn: {substitute}]
n : an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation

ersatz at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Ersatz

English

Inter: was wotd » 2006|October|12

Etymology

From the Inter: etyl » de Inter: term » Ersatz||a replacement|lang=de; and from the Inter: etyl » de verb Inter: term » ersetzen||to replace|lang=de.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˈɜːsæts/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"3:s{ts/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈɝsæts/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"3`s{ts/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-ersatz.ogg|Audio (US)

    Adjective

    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Made in imitation; artificial, especially of an inferior quality.
    1. : Back then, we could only get ersatz coffee.

      Synonyms

      * artificial, faux, imitation, knock off

      Quotations

      * 1923, Arthur Michael Samuel, The Mancroft Essays, Pinchbeck, page 164 (possibly published before in The Saturday Review in 1917–1921):

  • : In these days of “rolled” gold, electro-plate, and undetectable pearls, it is curious that almost the only honest Ersatz material known to the goldsmith's art should be utterly forgotten.
  • 1929, "Zeppelining," Time, 16 Sep.,
  • : Ersatzgas, Ersatzpfennige. Ersatz has become a brave word in Germany. As a substantive it means War Reparations. As part of compounded words it means substitute.
  • 2001, The New Yorker, 15 Oct,
  • : The avant-garde's opposite number, in Greenberg's scheme, is kitsch, "ersatz culture"—art for capitalism's new man (who turns out to be no different from Fascism's or Communism's new man).
  • 2003, The New Yorker, 17 & 24 Feb,
  • : The NATO visitors watched an ersatz eighteenth-century dance (complete with powdered wigs and simulated copulation) that might have been considered obscene had it not been so amusing.
  • 2004, The New Yorker, 31 May,
  • : The crowd wandered out to a huge party on the ersatz city blocks of the Paramount lot.

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » ersatzes

  • Inter: rfquote-sens » e Something made in imitation; an effigy or substitute.

    Synonyms

    * imitation, knock off

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » something made in imitation
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|代用品|tr=dàiyòngpǐn|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|korvike
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|ersatz|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ersatz|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|υποκατάστατο|n|tr=ypokatástato|sc=Grek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|代用品|tr=だいようひん, daiyōhin|sc=Jpan
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|суррогат|m|tr=surrogát|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|заменитель|m|tr=zamenítel'|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|эрзац|m|tr=erzác|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|remedo|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ersättning

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    French

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » de|fr Ersatz.

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » m|pl=ersatz
  • ersatz

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    Ersatz at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » ersatz

    German

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /ʔɛɐ̯ˈzats/|lang=de

    Noun

    Inter: de-noun » m|Ersatzes|Ersätze
  • replacement, substitute
    1. compensation

      Derived terms

      * Ersatzreifen

  • Ersatzreligion
  • Schadenersatz
  • Schadensersatz

    Descendants

    * English: ersatz

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