What does face-saving mean?

Definitions for face-saving

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. face saver, face saving(adj)

    an act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige)

  2. face-saving(adj)

    maintaining dignity or prestige

    "a face-saving compromise"

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of face-saving in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of face-saving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Seema Gupta:

    This seems to be a face-saving strategy to say something to the court.

  2. Shahzad Chaudhary:

    The U.S. wants a face-saving exit from Afghanistan, and sooner or later they will completely withdraw from Afghanistan, leaving the war-torn country mercilessly on its own fate, america wants us to fight their war, i.e. with the Haqqani network, which is purely an Afghan militant group. Regional powers should create a force for Afghanistan, which should play a role within itself for viable Afghan solution.

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