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  • noun Plural form of malingerer.

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Examples

  • When Gen. George S. Patton slapped a couple of "malingerers" at a field hospital in World War II, he was way out of line.

    Fear At The Front

  • Deny the "malingerers" and "psychopaths" mental health treatment and leave them warehoused in cells within supermaximum security units.

    Beyond Meds

  • Deny the "malingerers" and "psychopaths" mental health treatment and leave them warehoused in cells within supermaximum security units.

    Beyond Meds

  • The force systems that ‘flag up’ such transgressors is a bit arbitrary but the actual implementation is pretty well left to the discretion of individual managers and the skill is identifying the malingerers and supporting the genuine cases, particularly if someone is hiding issues like stress etc.

    Swine Flu Threat To Police Officers. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Stereotypes thrive of us as malingerers, complainers, etc. -- and, as a result, we constantly are in the position of staying in the closet about it or trying to "prove" the pain as real.

    A Talk with Paula Kamen, author of All in My Head

  • The Tories were going to force malingerers, scallywags and ne'er-do-wells back into work.

    Simon Hoggart's sketch: Man with big vision fondles the faithful

  • From 80 to 90 of us went to work daily, the remainder of the total of 104 made up barracks staff, sick, malingerers, etc. who stayed at camp.

    Walter (Bill) Gossner

  • "And taxpayers such as me, the diligent and industrious folk who, with our earnings, make life tolerable for the work-shy malingerers whose fortunes seem to concern you so much, would not be obliged to give away their hard-earned wealth to support such parasites!" replied Scrooge.

    Work and pensions cuts take inspiration from Dickens

  • Kathleen worries, she says, that because autoimmune disease so often remains hidden from public view, she and other women like her will continue to be stigmatized as malingerers.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Patients—most especially women—are often left feeling both confused and marginalized, or worse, labeled as psychosomatic malingerers.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

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