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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.

malinger

(məˈlɪŋɡə)
vb
(intr) to pretend or exaggerate illness, esp to avoid work
[C19: from French malingre sickly, perhaps from mal badly + Old French haingre feeble]
maˈlingerer n

ma•lin•ger

(məˈlɪŋ gər)

v.i.
to pretend illness, esp. in order to shirk duty or work.
[1810–20; < French malingre sickly =mal- mal- + Old French heingre haggard]
ma•lin′ger•er, n.

malinger


Past participle: malingered
Gerund: malingering

Imperative
malinger
malinger
Present
I malinger
you malinger
he/she/it malingers
we malinger
you malinger
they malinger
Preterite
I malingered
you malingered
he/she/it malingered
we malingered
you malingered
they malingered
Present Continuous
I am malingering
you are malingering
he/she/it is malingering
we are malingering
you are malingering
they are malingering
Present Perfect
I have malingered
you have malingered
he/she/it has malingered
we have malingered
you have malingered
they have malingered
Past Continuous
I was malingering
you were malingering
he/she/it was malingering
we were malingering
you were malingering
they were malingering
Past Perfect
I had malingered
you had malingered
he/she/it had malingered
we had malingered
you had malingered
they had malingered
Future
I will malinger
you will malinger
he/she/it will malinger
we will malinger
you will malinger
they will malinger
Future Perfect
I will have malingered
you will have malingered
he/she/it will have malingered
we will have malingered
you will have malingered
they will have malingered
Future Continuous
I will be malingering
you will be malingering
he/she/it will be malingering
we will be malingering
you will be malingering
they will be malingering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been malingering
you have been malingering
he/she/it has been malingering
we have been malingering
you have been malingering
they have been malingering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been malingering
you will have been malingering
he/she/it will have been malingering
we will have been malingering
you will have been malingering
they will have been malingering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been malingering
you had been malingering
he/she/it had been malingering
we had been malingering
you had been malingering
they had been malingering
Conditional
I would malinger
you would malinger
he/she/it would malinger
we would malinger
you would malinger
they would malinger
Past Conditional
I would have malingered
you would have malingered
he/she/it would have malingered
we would have malingered
you would have malingered
they would have malingered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.malinger - avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be illmalinger - avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrick - avoid (one's assigned duties); "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"
Translations
يَتَمارَض
simulovat
skrópa
apsimesti sergančiamsimuliantassimuliuoti
simulēt slimību
hasta taklidi yapmakyalandan kendini hasta göstermek

malinger

[məˈlɪŋgəʳ] VIfingirse enfermo, hacer la encorvada

malinger

[məˈlɪŋgər] vifaire semblant d'être malade

malinger

malinger

[məˈlɪŋgəʳ] vifingersi malato/a (per non lavorare)

malinger

(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

ma·lin·ger

v. fingirse enfermo-a; fingir una enfermedad.

malinger

vi hacerse el enfermo (para evitar el trabajo, obtener compensación, etc.)
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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.
The expert malingerers are well-respected because they work the system - excuses at the ready: bad back, stress, family bereavements etc.
All that information is essential for the doctors and medical staff when the patient finally arrives in the accident and emergency department and to weed out the malingerers.
Its predecessor which attempted to measure the physical capabilities of the malingerers (sorry, the unemployed) collapsed because of the incompetence of Atos.
They are regarded by their neighbours and even their own relatives as malingerers, which they are not.
Of course the Tories achieved their object of getting that 1m figure implanted in the public's mind and even though it is totally wrong the damage is done and people think most people on incapacity benefit are malingerers.
This step will help improve the attendance of the doctors and this watch dog will prove a credible testimony while taking disciplinary action against the malingerers and absconding doctors.
Until personality-disordered malingerers are held accountable and not allowed to compromise the serious nature of the real growth and change others are working hard to effect in their lives, then we are to blame for codependency and malfeasance.
Most workplaces have their fair share of bureaucrats, strutting bullyboys (or girls), timeservers, malingerers, good guys, bad guys, creeps - and occasional Pietersenstyle geniuses.