loss of face

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loss of face

The state or circumstance of having lost the respect of other people, as due to having done something improper or unacceptable. After my terrible loss of face in front of the in-laws, I knew I couldn't return to their home for the foreseeable future.
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Likewise, a gift might not be opened in your presence since it may lead to loss of face to open a gift in front of the giver.
FOUR gang members have been convicted of murdering a rival after two of them suffered a loss of face by being chased into a Lush cosmetics shop.
Failing that, there is no other way out except a loss of face and with it the match or a series.
Humiliation and maybe a loss of face is more than just the money,' he stressed.
Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], July 6 (ANI): In the Kargil incursion, the Pakistan Army played the jihad card in its attempt to pin down India on Kashmir, despite warnings from its civilian government that it would be a loss of face internationally.
Resultantly, MRD suffered huge loss of face and ultimately caused its political demise.
Their lies have been exposed and it's a huge loss of face for them.
And as an Englishman I am just staggered at not only some people's ignorance, but of their complete loss of face to so many Americans who have stood by us through two world wars.
On March 1, a video of the company's CEO arguing with a driver surfaced, leading to further loss of face.
The JCS said the missile launch appears to be an attempt by the North to repair the loss of face from the failed Musudan launch less than a week ago.
Chauhan's delay in ordering a probe headed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) only handed more ammo to the opposition and saw him suffer a huge loss of face. Painstakingly built claims of good governance and a clean administration were all set at naught with this whirlwind of a scam.
I believe we have the diplomatic expertise to achieve dual sovereignty whilst attaining a good deal for the existing residents without any loss of face, or any diminution of the lives lost in the case of the Falklands.
"His lawyers were keen to land a settlement which not only reflected his loss of earnings - which would amount to around PS750,000 - but also to compensate for loss of face after losing such a high-profile job.
"His lawyers were keen to land a settlement which not only reflects his loss of earnings but compensates for his loss of face.
Doing so would result in a real loss of face after they went on the offensive on several occasions.