against one's better judgment

against (one's) better judgment

In spite of one's apprehension or objections. Against his better judgment, Joe let his daughter attend her friend's party. I allowed my obnoxious co-worker to accompany me on my work trip, against my better judgment.
See also: better, judgment

against one's better judgment

Despite serious misgivings or objections, as in Against my better judgment, I told her to come whenever she pleased.
See also: better, judgment
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acting against one's better judgment, was a perplexing phenomenon for those like Socrates, and mostly for Aristotle, who thought that "no one acts against what he believes is best.