Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of malinger.

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  • noun evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated

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Examples

  • MARSHALL: Well, it suggests something called malingering, which is faking.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2005

  • But perhaps the most satisfying conclusion that he made was that Mitchell is suffering from "malingering" -- faking psychological symptoms to avoid criminal prosecution for the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart.

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  • She calls her malingering dad who says Maria is in India having a hip replacement.

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  • Some people steal time from their employer, called malingering, or steal goods from their employer, called pilfering.

    Creative Capitalism

  • Some people steal time from their employer, called malingering, or steal goods from their employer, called pilfering.

    Creative Capitalism

  • Some people steal time from their employer, called malingering, or steal goods from their employer, called pilfering.

    Creative Capitalism

  • Were an alleged lunatic standing as a defendant in a criminal suit to use one-tenth of the amount of ingenuity and conscious direction of his symptoms that the average paranoiac uses, he would furnish the champions of the idea of malingering of mental disease with enough material to convict a dozen lunatics.

    Studies in Forensic Psychiatry

  • But the numbers on incapacity benefit who are "malingering" are a minority.

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  • Any new medical condition is at first scoffed at as "malingering," "hypochondria" or "hysteria," and only slowly becomes established.

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  • Among my disorders are Meniere's Disease and PTSD, both of which were repeatedly misdiagnosed before finally being correctly diagnosed, and among the misdiagnoses were "malingering," (i.e. psychosomatic)

    Horses Mouth May 10, 2007 4:47 PM

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