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"


Translations for face-saving

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

face-saving(adjective)

of something which helps a person not to look stupid or not to appear to be giving in

He agreed to everything we asked and as a face-saving exercise we offered to consult him occasionally.

  • aansienreddendeAfrikaans
  • مُنْقِذ لماء الوَجْه، مُحافِظ على الكَرامَهArabic
  • запазващ репутациятаBulgarian
  • para salvar as aparênciasPortuguese (BR)
  • kamuflážní, zachraňujícíCzech
  • den Schein wahrendGerman
  • som forhindrer en i at tabe ansigtDanish
  • για τη διάσωση του γοήτρουGreek
  • para salvar las aparienciasSpanish
  • prestiiþi päästevEstonian
  • حفظ ظاهر؛ آبرو نگهدارFarsi
  • kasvot pelastavaFinnish
  • qui sauve la faceFrench
  • לְהָצִיל אֶת כְּבוֹדוֹHebrew
  • अपनी खाल बचाने के लिए की जाने वाली कार्रवाईHindi
  • da se izbjegne blamaža, (spasi forma)Croatian
  • presztízsmentőHungarian
  • menyelamatkan mukaIndonesian
  • e-ð sem forðar manni frá skömm/álitshnekkiIcelandic
  • (che salva la faccia)Italian
  • 顔を立てるJapanese
  • 체면을 세워주는Korean
  • gelbėjantis prestižą/reputacijąLithuanian
  • [] glābšanaLatvian
  • menyelamatkan mukaMalay
  • om zijn gezicht te reddenDutch
  • som skal redde ansiktet/bevare maskaNorwegian
  • pozwalający zachować twarzPolish
  • حفظ ظاهر؛ آبرو نگهدارPersian
  • عزت او آبرو حفظ کولPashto
  • /para salvar as aparênciasPortuguese
  • care sal­vează reputaţiaRomanian
  • спасающий престижRussian
  • kompromisnýSlovak
  • ki ohrani ugledSlovenian
  • koji spašava obrazSerbian
  • som räddar ansiktet (skenet)Swedish
  • เกี่ยวกับการรักษาหน้าThai
  • durum kurtaranTurkish
  • 保全面子的Chinese (Trad.)
  • такий, що рятує добре ім'яUkrainian
  • آبرو کا پاس یا بھرم رکھتے ہوئےUrdu
  • có tính cách giữ thể diệnVietnamese
  • 保全面子的Chinese (Simp.)

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