against one's better judgment

Definition of against one's better judgment

  1. :  contrary to what one thinks is best I agreed to let him join us, even though it was against my better judgment.

Word by Word Definitions

againstplay
  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when

betterplay
  1. : comparative ofgood

    :  greater than half

    :  improved in health or mental attitude

  1. :  to make better (see 1better): such as

    :  to make more tolerable or acceptable

    :  to make more complete or perfect

  1. : comparative ofwell

    :  in a more excellent manner

    :  to greater advantage :  preferably

  1. :  something better (see 1better)

    :  a superior especially in merit or rank

    :  advantage, victory

  1. :  had better (see 3better 1b)

judgment
  1. :  a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion

    :  an opinion so pronounced

    :  a formal decision given by a court


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