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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From left: Sheer pocket play at Fendi; Givenchy’s luxe cargo pants are wish list-worthy; Hermès nailed the pocket-y jumpsuit; at Loewe the pockets were almost as big as the garment; Louis Vuitton’s futuristic woman uses old-school utility tricks. Rory Satran, WSJ, "Next Year’s Most Wearable Women’s Trends," 5 Oct. 2018 Robotic vacuums once seemed far-out and futuristic, but the bevy of new models on the market means the trend is quickly becoming mainstream. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Watch Robo-Vacs in Action," 19 Feb. 2015 Kroger’s plan to commercialize its futuristic shopping experience could provide a lift to Microsoft’s Azure cloud business, which is critical to Nadella’s ongoing efforts to reinvent the software pioneer. Dina Bass, The Seattle Times, "Kroger, Microsoft test futuristic grocery store in Redmond. Amazon, take note.," 7 Jan. 2019 Neither are there futuristic design or racetrack credentials as with the Jaguar I-Pace. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The coolest tech in Audi’s new e-tron electric SUV is banned in the US," 18 Sep. 2018 The futuristic drone will need to be able to carry at least 12,500 pounds. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "New laser-equipped drones will take out missile threats against the US," 7 Sep. 2018 The voluminous style gave the look a more retro feel than the sleek, blunt, futuristic styles seen on stars like Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid recently. Andrea Park, Allure, "Emily Ratajkowski Debuted a Gorgeous Bob Hairstyle While Teasing a Mysterious New Project on Instagram," 17 Aug. 2018 Seeking a home for the futuristic $1.2 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the creator of Star Wars chose a site in Exposition Park, just across the street from USC. Alex Bhattacharji, Town & Country, "Can USC Survive Scandal and Shed Its Spoiled-Kid Reputation Once and For All?," 10 July 2018 The star’s willingness to experiment with fashion has led her towards a bold new look and a closet filled with Nicolas Ghesquière's futuristic designs. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Emma Stone Puts a Fresh Twist on the Power Suit in Louis Vuitton," 6 June 2018

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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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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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