Definition of Face saver

1. Noun. An act that avoids a loss of face (of dignity or prestige).

Exact synonyms: Face Saving
Generic synonyms: Accomplishment, Achievement

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Face Saver

face like a bag of spanners
face man
face mask
face mask penalties
face mask penalty
face masks
face men
face off
face offs
face pack
face painting
face peel
face powder
face powders
face recognition
face saver (current term)
face saving
face soap
face that would stop a clock
face the facts
face the music
face time
face to face
face towel
face up
face up to
face validity
face value
face values
face veil

Literary usage of Face saver

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Church of Christ in Corea by Malcolm C. Fenwick (1911)
"... the bride's father is to be doubted, but that the bridegroom may have something to show to the world that he is not a rascal — a " face-saver " for him. ..."

2. State, Society, and the UN System; Changing Perspectives on Multilateralism by Keith Krause, W. Andy Knight (1995)
"The United Nations acted as “an instigator, a catalyst, a face-saver for the colonial powers and as a bridge between the old and the new countries. ..."

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