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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.
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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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He was astonished at their malingering on piece-work, generalized about the inherent laziness of the unskilled labourer, and proceeded next day to hammer out three dollars' worth of boxes.
It was palpable malingering; but he was there, he decided, not to change conditions, but to observe.
One question is - is there room for malingering? Let's put it this way, many of us have moved or shaken our legs in tense or idle moments.
In the United States, people who tell their doctors about sudden bouts of fever, abdominal pain, and inflammationwhat feels like periodic episodes of food poisoningare often misdiagnosed as having kidney stones, appendicitis, lupus, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, or even malingering. In Israel, doctors more often get the diagnosis correct, because it's more prevalent.
Background: The aim of this study is to investigate the validity of the coin-in-the-hand (CIH) test with other neuropsychological tests for the detection of malingering in the memory.
He underlined that opposition's hue and cry main purpose to escape from punishment but they will not succeed in their malingering.
Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception, 4th Edition
(39) Such misleading during a competency evaluation is termed "malingering," which is defined by the DSM-IV as "the intentional production of false or grossly exaggerated physical or psychological symptoms, motivated by external incentives such as avoiding military duty, avoiding work, obtaining financial compensation, evading criminal prosecution, or obtaining drugs." (40) Malingering could potentially be exacerbated by defendants' attorneys informing them how competency evaluations work, potentially providing examinees with insight as to how to be classified as not competent.
the first mental health professionals to investigate malingering,
'And once he is done malingering, I hope he musters enough courage to face the grilling of the senators and congressmen,' he added.
and Malingering should be the last diagnosis to be considered."
It should be suspected in any young onset of abnormal movement of choreic forms and malingering should be the last diagnosis to be considered.