A.reckless, presumptuous, wicked, of men, “ἀνέρα . . ἀ. ὀβριμοεργόν” Il.22.418; “ἀ. ἀνδρὶ ἔοικας” Od.8.166, etc.; so in Hdt., “ἄνδρα ἀνόσιόν τε καὶ ἀ.” 8.109; “ἀνὴρ δεινὸς καὶ ἀ.” 9.116, cf. Him.Ecl.13.28, al.
2. of men's acts, words, etc., “Τρωσὶν τῶν μένος αἰὲν ἀ.” Il.13.634; “λίην γὰρ ἀ. ὕβριν ἔχουσιν” Od.16.86; “ἄνδρες δραῖσιν ἀτάσθαλα” Alc.Supp.27.11; “λέγειν βάρβαρά τε καὶ ἀ.” Hdt.7.35; “ἔρδειν πολλὰ καὶ ἀ.” Id.3.80; πρῆγμα ἀ. ποιήσαντες ib.49; “ἀ. οὐδὲν ἔρεξας” Theoc.22.131.—Ep., Aeol., and Ion. word, used for comic effect by Strato Com.1.38; also in later Prose, Luc.Cont.3, Arr.An.6.27.4, etc.—In EM261.56 also ἀτασθάλεος , ον.