Counterfeit and Ersatz

Counterfeit

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Counterfeit adjective – Being such in appearance only and made or manufactured with the intention of committing fraud.
Ersatz is a synonym for counterfeit in fake topic. In some cases you can use "Ersatz" instead the word "Counterfeit" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like sham, copy, synthetic.
Nearby Words: counterfeited, counterfeiting, counterfeiter
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Ersatz

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Ersatz adjective – Being such in appearance only and made with or manufactured from usually cheaper materials.
Usage example: like everything else the restaurant served, the whipped cream on the dessert was ersatz

Counterfeit is a synonym for ersatz in artificial topic. You can use "Counterfeit" instead the word "Ersatz" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as sham, copy, synthetic, pseudo.
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