Meaning of à contre-coeur in English:

à contre-coeur

adverb

(also à contre coeur)
  • Against one's will; reluctantly.

Pronunciation

à contre-coeur

/a ˌkɒntrə ˈkəː/ /a ˌkɒ̃trə ˈkəː/

Origin

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