Definition of à contre-coeur in English:

à contre-coeur

(also à contre coeur, à contrecoeur)

adverb

  • Against one's will; reluctantly.

Origin

Early 19th century. From French à contre-coeur against one's will, reluctantly from à for, with + contre-coeur aversion.

Pronunciation:

à contre-coeur

/a ˌkɒ̃trə ˈkəː//a ˌkɒntrə ˈkəː/