Translation of "face-saving" - English-Spanish dictionary

face-saving

adjective uk /ˈfeɪsˌseɪ.vɪŋ/ us /ˈfeɪsˌseɪ.vɪŋ/

done so that other people will continue to respect you

para guardar las apariencias
a face-saving exercise/gesture

(Translation of “face-saving” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)