[ UK /ˈɒbvɜːs/ ]
[ US /əbˈvɝs/ ]
NOUN
  1. the side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design
  2. the more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides
    the obverse of this issue
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How To Use obverse In A Sentence

  • Think of this as the obverse of 1970s-style stagflation, which brought us little or no growth, high inflation and high interest rates at the same time.
  • It was an oddly sly glance, as though suddenly he were a different person -- or rather I was seeing the obverse of his personality. HIGH STAND
  • She had begun to realize, to get a hint of what was going on, that perhaps she was witnessing an obverse courtship. DANSVILLE
  • False humility and its obverse, arrogance, are equally unpleasant.
  • It would help to ascertain the temporal relationship between the inscriptions on the reverse and the quota list on the obverse.
  • Snooping women got caught up, she writes, in ‘the seamy obverse of elite inquiry.’
  • It is the one baht coin with the King's portrait on the obverse and the three-headed elephant on the reverse.
  • For if consummation was the obverse side of the coin at Niagara, death or the prospect of death was the reverse.
  • ‘Rock’ has been seen as the obverse of ‘pop’, though there was never a clear stylistic distinction.
  • The obverse is the same as on the smaller coins, but the reverse is different.
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