Definition of futuristic in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌfyo͞oCHəˈristik/


1Having or involving very modern technology or design: a swimming pool and futuristic dome
More example sentences
  • This year the challenge was to design an innovative and futuristic solution for winter warmth.
  • At one point of time, all the jewels on display are futuristic in design, even to the point of appearing bizarre to the uninitiated.
  • Now designs for the futuristic development are set to follow shortly, subject to approval from city planning officers.
1.1(Of a film or book) set in the future, typically in a world of advanced or menacing technology.
Example sentences
  • And believe me, there is nothing schmaltzy about this riveting futuristic film noir thriller.
  • But one has to foresee the developments in the future to do a futuristic film.
  • As a futuristic, gothic thriller, however, the film is somewhat lacking.
2 (Futuristic) dated Of or characteristic of Futurism.



Example sentences
  • Nowadays, the heart of the computer is more likely to be a sleek, futuristically designed container that is both easy on the eye and handy to move around as well.
  • The futuristically styled megastore in Hong Kong, with 2,000 square meters of retail space, is located at a new prime office building in the downtown Central district and will open for business Nov.1.
  • If you happen to select the wrong part, which is virtually inevitable, you are treated to a futuristically melancholy ‘sorry, pal!’

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: fu·tur·is·tic

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.