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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  face-saving \face-saving\ adj.
     1. allowing one to maintain one's dignity or prestige;
        designed to avoid admitting something embarrassing; as, a
        face-saving compromise; -- of actions.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       adj : maintaining dignity or prestige; "a face-saving compromise"

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