1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a follower of futurism, especially an artist or writer.
  2. Theology. a person who maintains that the prophecies in the Apocalypse will be fulfilled in the future.Compare presentist, preterist.
  3. Also fu·tur·ol·o·gist. a person whose occupation or specialty is the forecasting of future events, conditions, or developments.
  1. futuristic.

Origin of futurist

From the Italian word futurista, dating back to 1835–45. See future, -ist
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