- The definition of face saving is something done to try to lessen embarrassment or to make one's self look better in a situation where a person is embarrassed or made to look bad.
An example of face saving is saying "Oh I was going to break up with her anyway" after your girlfriend dumps you.
(comparative more facesaving, superlative most facesaving)
(comparative more face-saving, superlative most face-saving)
- Alternative spelling of facesaving.