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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Let us be clear about what we must be skeptical of by first considering how things look at the level of appearances, the level at which almost everyone admits it is plausible that there are all too many fully knowing and voluntary actions against better judgment.
This conflict has given rise to young girls wanting to look and act older than they are and mature woman trying - against better judgment and all the odds - to wear clothes and make- up more fitting for their daughters.
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.