futuristic

adjective
fu·​tur·​is·​tic | \ ˌfyü-chə-ˈri-stik How to pronounce futuristic (audio) \

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 How to pronounce futuristically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of futuristic in a Sentence

The new offices are very futuristic. The film depicts a futuristic society.
Recent Examples on the Web French cars traditionally have served up rather unique driving experiences through novel and funky solutions to engineering problems, soft suspensions, and, more often than not, futuristic designs. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "Peugeot 508 GT: A Look at the Future, Just Not Our Future," 27 Jan. 2020 The angular, futuristic design and the shattering glass generated enormous publicity for Tesla and its truck, but shares tumbled 6.1% to $333.04 Friday, the sharpest decline in almost two months. Fortune, "Elon Musk Tweets That Tesla Already Has 200,000 Cybertruck Orders—Breakable ‘Armor Glass’ and All," 25 Nov. 2019 The angular, futuristic design and the shattering glass generated enormous publicity for Tesla and its truck, but shares tumbled 6.1 percent to $333.04 Friday, the sharpest decline in almost two months. BostonGlobe.com, "Tesla announces 187,000 Cybertruck orders two days after reveal - The Boston Globe," 25 Nov. 2019 The angular, futuristic design and the shattering glass generated enormous publicity for Tesla and its truck, but shares tumbled 6.1% to $333.04 Friday, the sharpest decline in almost two months. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "Elon Musk says 146,000 Cybertrucks reserved just days after botched reveal," 24 Nov. 2019 Investors apparently didn’t like the stunts or the truck’s futuristic design, which is aimed at getting a foothold in the most profitable part of the U.S. auto market. Washington Post, "Stainless steel, broken glass and buzz, Tesla makes a pickup," 23 Nov. 2019 Investors apparently didn’t like the stunts or the truck’s futuristic design, which is aimed at getting a foothold in the most profitable part of the U.S. auto market. Cathy Bussewitz, The Denver Post, "Tesla Cybertruck unveiling features stainless steel, broken glass and buzz," 22 Nov. 2019 Most notably, the vehicle has a futuristic exterior design with a triangular roof that looks like something straight out of Back to the Future. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Elon Musk Unveils New Futuristic Tesla Cybertruck — and Promptly Breaks It," 22 Nov. 2019 With sharp, angular lines and a decidedly futuristic design, the Cybertruck looks completely ripped from a sci-fi film. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the Cybertruck: Tesla's New Electric Pickup Truck," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of futuristic

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of futuristic was in 1915

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10 Feb 2020

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“Futuristic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/futuristic. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for futuristic

futuristic

adjective
How to pronounce futuristic (audio)

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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