It was an odious, alien, distasteful name, that just did not inspire confidence.
Actually, he had risen already to ex-corporal, having shot through the ranks shortly after his transfer to Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters as a mail clerk and been busted right down to private for making odious audible comparisons about the commissioned officers for whom he worked.
Those who spied drops of him on their limbs or torsos drew back with terror and revulsion, as though trying to shrink away from their own odious skins.
It really is odious and certainly will offend your conscience.
’Odious,’ Colonel Korn agreed amiably, and waited, watching Yossarian patiently with a glimmer of private delight.
’Odious,’ Yossarian answered, staring up woodenly at the ceiling with just the back of his head resting on the pillow.
I think "odious" is the word we decided on.
Danby, don’t you think it’s odious?
’Yes, I suppose it is odious,’ he conceded with reluctance.
It’s an odious deal.’
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Though they think the country’s government is odious, they’re unwilling to help topple it for fear of the consequences.