Definition of yuck factor in English:

yuck factor

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  • A feeling of horror, revulsion, or disgust generated by an aspect of an idea, action, situation, etc.: water recycling is problematic even aside from the yuck factor of drinking purified sewage
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    • When it comes to thinking about how to regulate the science, the best test may be the "yuck factor."
    • Orange County residents went through that yuck factor when they started to recycling sewage this year.
    • Note the similarity to the yuck factor used to justify banning cloning and other biotech/biomedical innovations.

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