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malinger

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verb ma·lin·ger \mə-ˈliŋ-gər\

Simple Definition of malinger

  • : to pretend to be sick or injured in order to avoid doing work

Full Definition of malinger

ma·lin·geredma·lin·ger·ing play \-g(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to pretend or exaggerate incapacity or illness (as to avoid duty or work)

ma·lin·ger·er play \-gər-ər\ noun

Examples of malinger

  1. His boss suspected him of malingering because of his frequent absences from work.



Origin of malinger

French malingre sickly


First Known Use: 1820

Rhymes with malinger


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malinger

play
intransitive verb ma·lin·ger \mə-ˈliŋ-gər\

Medical Definition of malinger

ma·lin·geredma·lin·ger·ing \-g(ə-)riŋ\play

  1. :  to pretend or exaggerate incapacity or illness so as to avoid duty or work




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