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 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 Nia and Silas begin a forbidden and passionate romance in a futuristic society where emotions have been outlawed, leading them to attempt a dangerous escape. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘Lust for Life’; ‘Platoon’ and more," 5 Mar. 2021 And while this all sounds terribly futuristic, the past is actually a pretty good guide. Anthony Flint, BostonGlobe.com, "Triple-deckers can rise again for the 21st century," 4 Mar. 2021 Elon Musk is eyeing a name change for Boca Chica, Texas, the Gulf Coast community where his Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is building its futuristic deep-space rocket. Justin Bachman, Fortune, "‘The city of Starbase, Texas:’ Elon Musk suggests renaming SpaceX’s rocket town," 3 Mar. 2021 But the headset is large, expensive, and brutally futuristic-looking. Lauren Goode, Wired, "Strap on a HoloLens and Step Into the AR Conference Room," 2 Mar. 2021 Zero is known for its zippy, futuristic electric motorcycles. Rob Verger, Popular Science, "Polaris and Zero Motorcycles just revealed their first electric vehicle collaboration," 1 Mar. 2021 In addition, consumers have not historically understood the benefits of AI and in part due to its futuristic image are nervous about how its application affects their everyday lives. Charles Taylor, Forbes, "How Online Privacy Issues Will Shape Future Use Of Artificial Intelligence In Advertising," 1 Mar. 2021 Jersey club stalwart R3ll has made the genre his own by continuously pushing his creative limits, and his new Fantasy EP goes positively galactic with its futuristic R&B lean. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Carnage, Joel Corry & David Guetta, Pusher, More," 26 Feb. 2021 Sporting new, dark brown hair (for the film, likely), Gaga shed her futuristic Chromatica image in favor of a more vampy Italiano look. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Lady Gaga Nails Italian Glamour in Rome," 25 Feb. 2021

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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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“Futuristic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/futuristic. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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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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