malingerer

noun

ma·​lin·​ger·​er -ər How to pronounce malingerer (audio)
: an individual who malingers
And today, personal-injury lawyers and health care practitioners of every bent argue over whether some patients are malingerers out for a buck, or just worried, well-meaning people who exaggerate their symptoms.Bruce H. Dobkin, Discover

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“Malingerer.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/malingerer. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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