希 means 'rare'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1041   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-13    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 47    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 50 words   Used in 59 words   Used in 2040 names   Component in 12 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    まれ rare
Name    のぞ   のぞみ
⿱   crossed swords   cloth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 希 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 希 is used 51 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
キ : 46 words FIND ALL
hope; wish; aspiration
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キ (read as ぎ) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun, noun (prefix)
Greece; Greek; Greco-  (see also: 希臘; abbreviation)
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ケ : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 稀有
rare; uncommon
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まれ : 3 words FIND ALL
extremely rare  (usu.~に; often written with kana only)
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An additional 肴 less common words include 希 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 470 (originally: 447)  Joy o' Kanji : 447  Key to Kanji: 158 

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キ   rare
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crossed swords
フ   ぬの cloth   
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ten   じゅう    じつ    と    とう    
キン   turban; cloth
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