Tier 1: Replace Immediately

The Inclusive Naming Word Lists v1.0 is now available:

This page and its subpages are available as a single downloadable file in these formats: HTML | OpenDocument (.odt) | JSON | PDF formats.

(If you want the entire list of all the words in this release as a single file, use these links instead: HTML, OpenDocument (.odt), PDF, or JSON)

Tier 1 terms should be replaced whenever encountered. Terms included in this list have one or all of the following:

  • Strong social consensus within the software development community on replacements
  • Are identified by the Inclusive Naming Initiative as high-severity terms in need of immediate replacement
  • Terms where the impact of change or removal is low: for example, there is little entanglement in low-level systems or standardized language set by standards bodies
  • Have passed through all the review stages in Tiers 2 and 3