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ˈlɪər ilea·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Leary, Tim Leary, Timothy Leary, Timothy Francis Learynoun

    United States psychologist who experimented with psychoactive drugs (including LSD) and became a well-known advocate of their use (1920-1996)


  1. leary

    Leary is an adjective that means cautious or wary due to realistic suspicions or lack of trust. It signifies someone who is not easily convinced and always doubts the authenticity or credibility of the person or information. For example, "He was leary of the stranger who showed up at his door in the middle of the night." It can also refer to Timothy Leary, a psychologist and writer known for advocating for psychedelic drugs in the 1960s.


  1. Leary

    Leary is a city in Calhoun County, Georgia in the United States. The population was 666 at the 2000 census. Seattle Mariners third baseman Chone Figgins was born in Leary.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LEARY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leary is ranked #2351 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Leary surname appeared 15,505 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Leary.

    80.7% or 12,526 total occurrences were White.
    14.5% or 2,261 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 321 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 242 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 130 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.1% or 25 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Leary in a Sentence

  1. Bob Corrigan:

    I mean, Mark Brown/Getty Images's shocking, right, we're less than three hours away from getting on the bus to go play a game. It's not 24 hours, 48 hours or any of those things. I've been looking at my watch all week and trying to figure out ‘ What time is it ? How close are we ? ’ Then you get that phone call and it's hard not to be angry. Devin Leary of the North Carolina State Wolfpack in action against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during their game at Truist Field on Nov. 13, 2021, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest won 45-42. ( Grant Halverson/Getty Images).

  2. Brian Greenspan:

    It's our position that Mrs. O'Leary, who is a cautious and experienced boater came into contact with a boat that simply couldn't be seen.

  3. Willie Walsh:

    (Ryanair CEO) Michael O'Leary portrays this as people in the UK won't be able to fly. But it's people in Europe that won't be able to fly.

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