judgement

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Synonyms for judgement

an opinion formed by judging something

the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions

the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions

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So, it is a mark of the willfulness of Davidson's act against better judgment that his better judgment is in this case supported by pleasant feelings associated with the comforts of bed, the promise of good sleep, and sleepiness itself.
Against better judgment, Spears' paint-by-numbers cover of the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was included in the 75-minute production, as was Sonny and Cher's "The Beat Goes On," featuring Spears in hippie clothes.
Admitting you have been hiding assets and breaking the law may go against better judgment, but keep in mind IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman statement, “As we've said all along, people need to come in and get right with us before we find you.
It is unfortunate to witness the rise of Manchester by acclamation, deserved though it is, and yet still cling to the 'one voice' strategy against better judgment, against available evidence, and against the long range interests of Birmingham.
When he goes against better judgment to seek out a (possibly stolen) replacement part for the auto with a friend, they're dragged into an even more desperate household's ugly domestic warfare.