malinger

(redirected from malingers)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to malingers: Lazarus, malingerers

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
يَتَمارَض
simulovat
skrópa
apsimesti sergančiamsimuliantassimuliuoti
simulēt slimību
hasta taklidi yapmakyalandan kendini hasta göstermek

malinger

[məˈlɪŋgəʳ] VIfingirse enfermo, hacer la encorvada
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

malinger

[məˈlɪŋgər] vifaire semblant d'être malade
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

malinger

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

malinger

[məˈlɪŋgəʳ] vifingersi malato/a (per non lavorare)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

ma·lin·ger

v. fingirse enfermo-a; fingir una enfermedad.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

malinger

vi hacerse el enfermo (para evitar el trabajo, obtener compensación, etc.)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
On the next day Koona went, and but five of them remained: Joe, too far gone to be malignant; Pike, crippled and limping, only half conscious and not conscious enough longer to malinger; Sol-leks, the one-eyed, still faithful to the toil of trace and trail, and mournful in that he had so little strength with which to pull; Teek, who had not travelled so far that winter and who was now beaten more than the others because he was fresher; and Buck, still at the head of the team, but no longer enforcing discipline or striving to enforce it, blind with weakness half the time and keeping the trail by the loom of it and by the dim feel of his feet.
There is a myth among less sophisticated examiners that malingers
Where as in the other group so called malingers, they did not respond to words or signs of examiner and also observed swallowing movement in the neck may due to fear and anxiety.
The Rey's 11 Test proved to be more sensitive (accurate classification of malingers): A cut-off score of [greater than or equal to]2 qualitative errors is predictive of malingering with 86% sensitivity and 100% specificity.
(115) Similarly promising results were found in forensic settings, with the instrument demonstrating both high sensitivity (identifying malingers correctly) and high specificity (classifying non-malingerers correctly).
Doing the SLR in this manner helps differentiate between malingers and persons truly suffering from radiculopathy
It would be pretty hard for malingers to pretend they have a bad back when they're really out having fun because it would be detectable." While Shiller admits to not having worked out the details, he says the more information someone chooses to share with insurers, the greater the chances of lower premiums.