against one's better judgment

Definition of against one's better judgment

: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

against play
  1. : in opposition or hostility to

  2. : contrary to

  3. : in competition with

  1. : in preparation for the time when

better play
  1. : comparative of good

  2. : greater than half

  3. : improved in health or mental attitude

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

  2. : to make more tolerable or acceptable

  3. : to make more complete or perfect

  1. : comparative of well

  2. : in a more excellent manner

  3. : to greater advantage : preferably

  1. : something better (see 1better)

  2. : a superior especially in merit or rank

  3. : advantage, victory

  1. : had better (see 3better 1b)

judgment play
  1. : the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing

  2. : an opinion or estimate so formed

  3. : the capacity for judging : discernment


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