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

Definition of futuristic

1 : very modern futuristic furniture/designs On Friday, Germany and Costa Rica will meet in a futuristic, translucent-skinned stadium in Munich to kick off the monthlong mosh pit known as the World Cup.— Grant Wahl
2a : relating to, describing, or depicting events in an imagined future a futuristic novel/story/film
b : imagined, described, or depicted as occurring or existing in the future A space elevator … is a futuristic structure, made famous by science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke in his 1979 novel The Fountains of Paradise.— Adam Brown The Space Rangers are a group of futuristic troubleshooters who zoom around the galaxy in a battle-scarred spaceship, …— Alan Carter … the long-awaited sequel to the classic Blade Runner is about to hit cinemas featuring more … frenzied futuristic action.— James Moore

Other Words from futuristic

futuristically \ ˌfyü-​chə-​ˈri-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce futuristic (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 The first, set in 2022, sees Jade moving with her father and her sister Billy to the futuristic New Raccoon City. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 12 May 2022 On Eighth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, right next to a Chik-fil-A, is Spyscape — a two-floor, futuristic-looking museum/interactive experience space that gives spycraft lovers a close-up look at the world of espionage. Todd Spangler, Variety, 3 June 2022 Its futuristic vision is for a rotating wheel orbiting Earth -- but will our planet's high rollers ever get a spin? Maureen O'hare, CNN, 7 May 2022 Twitter had mixed reactions to Billie’s futuristic vision. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 4 Apr. 2022 Watching anything get vacuum sealed in a plastic bag, becoming a futuristic play food version of itself, is hypnotizing. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 4 May 2022 Kate Darling, a researcher at MIT who studies human-robot relationships, notes that mourning the death of a robot is hardly futuristic. Will Knight, Wired, 10 Mar. 2022 It’s not the futuristic version (thank godness) or the Western Tilted Town (also thank goodness). Erik Kain, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 The Twitter post from Bosworth included an image of him wearing a slicker, more futuristic version of the company’s wireless VR headset. Adario Strange, Quartz, 26 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of futuristic

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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“Futuristic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/futuristic. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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