[ fyoo-chuh-ris-tik ]
/ ˌfyu tʃəˈrɪs tɪk /


of or relating to the future: a futuristic view of the world.
ahead of the times; advanced: futuristic technology.
(sometimes initial capital letter) of or relating to futurism: the futuristic rejection of traditional forms.

Origin of futuristic

First recorded in 1910–15; future + -istic

Related forms

fu·tur·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·fu·tur·is·tic, adjectivesem·i·fu·tur·is·tic, adjectiveun·fu·tur·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for futuristic


/ (ˌfjuːtʃəˈrɪstɪk) /


denoting or relating to design, technology, etc, that is thought likely to be current or fashionable at some future time; ultramodern
of or relating to futurism

Derived Forms

futuristically, adverb
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