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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"
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.
Malingering is intentional and voluntary deception for external incentive--secondary gain--through fabrication or gross exaggeration of medical or psychiatric symptoms (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013).
In addition, it should be emphasized that for social workers to provide effective assistance crucial empirical work remains to be done on malingering, particularly regarding its actual incidence among different client groups, the effectiveness of recommended treatment guidelines, and the impact of this phenomenon on clinical practice in various settings.
According to these findings of our investigation, malingering was detected in 48.
The test determines the injured muscle group as well as compliance, malingering and pain.
HIW said a diagnosis of malingering needed to be supported by "a substantial evidential base" which was not apparent.
After all her years of malingering, this time it's for real, but Chesney isn't having it.
I expect my GP will be thrilled to hear I'm not just malingering and I've actually got Giant Cell Arteritis or Sarcoidosis.
Barbara was a hard-working council employee who was accused of malingering because she had the temerity to have a break from her caring responsibilities by having a quiet walk while on sick leave.
As a result, such patients often are thought to be malingering when they cannot explain what they are feeling.