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ma·lin·ger

 (mə-lĭng′gər)
intr.v. ma·lin·gered, ma·lin·ger·ing, ma·lin·gers
To feign illness or other incapacity in order to avoid duty or work.

[From French malingre, sickly.]

ma·lin′ger·er n.
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Noun1.malingering - evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitatedmalingering - evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated; "they developed a test to detect malingering"
dodging, escape, evasion - nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
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