fu·​tur·​is·​tic | \ˌfyü-chə-ˈri-stik \

Definition of futuristic 

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the future, futurism, or futurology also : very modern futuristic furniture/designs

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Other Words from futuristic

futuristically \ ˌfyü-​chə-​ˈri-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

Examples of futuristic in a Sentence

The new offices are very futuristic. The film depicts a futuristic society.

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Dyson Sir James Dyson and his eponymous company, best known for its vacuums, have in recent years made waves in the beauty world with the futuristic-looking Dyson hair dryer. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Dyson’s new $500 golden hair dryer, explained," 29 Aug. 2018 Which is not to say the futuristic, high-speed transportation system isn’t facing serious headwinds. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "SpaceX’s hyperloop race was all about ‘maximum speed’ (and celebrating Elon Musk)," 28 July 2018 The ones that were for sale were costly, especially during the Depression, or too futuristic-looking to attract enough buyers. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Accelerating style: Streamlined cars, designed to go fast, arrive at Portland Art Museum (photos)," 6 June 2018 While the car appears futuristic, its 36 sensors are hidden in the body to avoid a robotic look. Fortune, "This Is What It's Like Cruising With No Hands at 80 MPH in Renault's Autonomous Car," 10 Jan. 2018 And Tesla installed its first Solar Roof in April, some two years after unveiling these futuristic solar-paneled glass shingles. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Burning for Tesla Powerwall? Get ready to wait as Musk's solar vision takes a backseat to Model 3," 13 July 2018 The React Element 87 straddles the aesthetic line between timeless and of-the-moment, thanks to a silhouette that's familiar to anyone who's bought sneakers in the last twenty years executed in materials that lean heavy on the futuristic vibes. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "The Nike React Element 87 Is the Swoosh's Next Hit Sneaker," 27 June 2018 One of her most successful was the Ellisse table; created in 1974, its elliptical lines were extremely pure and sleek, a bit futuristic but graced with her typical sensuous feel. Tiziana Cardini, Vogue, "Remembering Gabriella Crespi, a Milanese Original," 15 June 2018 Your mission: pilot a fighter jet around futuristic, Halo-like cities to either complete single-player missions or engage in online, multiplayer dogfights. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Oculus Go review: The wireless-VR future begins today for only $199," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of futuristic

1915, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of futuristic

: very modern

: relating to or telling about events in the future

: existing in the future

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