malingering


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
References in classic literature ?
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.
The joker and the thief: Persistent malingering as a specific type of therapeutic impasse.
The system is being abused because third parties are signing in for their colleagues or the records or kept so poorly, that it is possible for a malingering worker to go every once in a while and signing off as having been at work when they were no such thing.
The authors show mental health professionals how it is different from the clinical interview, explain the concept of idiographic model construction central to their approach, detail pre-interview activities, and address issues of malingering, response bias, and recording interviews.
Other similar conditions, most of which are not included under the heading of factitious disorders, include malingering and hypochondriasis.
The differential effects of simulating malingering, closed head injury, and other CNS pathology on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test: Support for the "pattern of performance" hypothesis.
TAM Cowan has finally crossed the line by suggesting Prince Philip was malingering to evade the Jubilee celebrations.
She envisages that it will be possible to distinguish between someone who is genuinely in pain and someone who is malingering.
If I thought he was malingering I would say so," Hodgson said.
The former President's health, the topic of much speculation as critics accuse him of malingering to avoid trial, is "extremely weak," newspaper reported, citing a hospital official.
3) They noted that other interpretations of high NOS scores had entered the literature and the general discourse on spine pain patients, including considerations of malingering or insincere effort.