Meaning of “against your better judgment” in the English Dictionary

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"against your better judgment" in British English

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against your better judgment

If something is against your better judgment, you think it would be wiser not to do it:

Against my better judgment, I gave him the job.

(Definition of “against your better judgment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"against your better judgment" in American English

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against your better judgment

even though you feel you are not making the best decision:

Against his better judgment, he gave John the job.

(Definition of “against your better judgment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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