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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malingerer - someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacitymalingerer - someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
shirker, slacker - a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
hastalık taslayan


[məˈlɪŋgərəʳ] Nenfermo/a m/f fingido/a


[məˈlɪŋgər] nfaux malade (fausse)m/f


nSimulant(in) m(f)


[məˈlɪŋgərəʳ] nuno/a che si finge malato/a (per non lavorare), scansafatiche m/f inv


(məˈliŋgə) verb
to pretend to be unwell eg in order to avoid work. He says he's ill, but I think he's just malingering.
maˈlingerer noun


n. simulador-a, persona que finge o exagera los síntomas de una enfermedad.
References in classic literature ?
When he saw Pike, one of the new dogs, a clever malingerer and thief, slyly steal a slice of bacon when Perrault's back was turned, he duplicated the performance the following day, getting away with the whole chunk.
To bring that about, their fellow slaves all over the world must unite in a vast international association of men pledged to share the world's work justly; to share the produce of the work justly; to yield not a farthing--charity apart--to any full-grown and able-bodied idler or malingerer, and to treat as vermin in the commonwealth persons attempting to get more than their share of wealth or give less than their share of work.
The unfortunate malingerers allowed themselves to be crushed rather than stir; they perished in silence, smiling at their extinguished fires, without a thought of France.
Overcome by numbers, he had been forced to yield to the malingerers who attacked him; and, like the dog who defended to the last possible moment his master's dinner, he had taken his share of the booty, and was now sitting beside the fire, wrapped in a white sheet by way of cloak, and turning carefully on the embers a slice of the mare.
The judge was told that Geary dismissed Mr Cope as a "drunk and a malingerer" and chatted to colleagues about football while Mr Cope lay clutching his chest in the hospital moments before collapsing outside.
CHARSADDA -- District Nazim Charsadda Fahad Riaz Azam Khan has said that he would foil every void move of corrupt public servants and there is no room for corrupt, malingerer and scavenger officers in the district.
Contract award: milling machining center 5-axis malingerer - bm 031/271 304 / tk-ols.
Judge Martin McKenna disagreed, ruling that she was simply not the sort of person who could ever be a malingerer.
it was hard to reconcile the man who It was hard to reconcile the man who was dismissed by Jose Mourinho as a malingerer with the one who grafted so hard for Louis van Gaal's men.
I also think Brian Cox's reaction, on finding out his great-grandfather Patrick McCann was declared insane, sent to an asylum and branded a 'malingerer' because of his bronchitis, called the Victorian attitude just right: "B***", he said, looking like he wanted to throttle the poor historian telling him the news.
The old days of trying to follow a claimant who you suspect is a malingerer or faking are over.