Definition of Malinger

1. Verb. Avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill.

Exact synonyms: Skulk
Generic synonyms: Fiddle, Goldbrick, Shirk, Shrink From
Derivative terms: Malingerer, Malingering, Skulker, Skulking



Definition of Malinger

1. v. i. To act the part of a malingerer; to feign illness or inability.

Definition of Malinger

1. Verb. (intransitive) To feign illness, injury, or incapacitation in order to avoid work or obligation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Malinger

1. to feign illness in order to avoid duty or work [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Malinger

1. To engage in malingering. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Malinger

malignifying
maligning
malignities
malignity
malignly
malignment
maligns
malihini
malihinis
malik
maliks
malimbe
malimbes
maline
malines
malinger (current term)
malingered
malingerer
malingerers
malingering
malingeror
malingers
malingery
malinkoite
malinois
malintent
malinterdigitation
malinvest
malinvested
malinvesting

Literary usage of Malinger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"... swindle, beg, malinger or counterfeit illness or sores, to escape labour and gain the diet of the infirmary. Having set his mind upon shirking all work, ..."

2. British Theatre: Comprising Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, from by Owen Williams (1828)
"Tnis excellent poet was son tn Mr. Philip malinger, a gentleman, who lind some employment nnder the Earl of Pembroke, in whose service he dit-d, ..."

3. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh, Frances Dorrance (1922)
"The early malinger and the early Burgundy, which ripen even in the middle of August, for example, showed no injury whatever from the hot August sun while ..."

4. Contributions Relating to the Causation and Prevention of Disease, and to by Austin Flint, United States Sanitary Commission (1867)
"The most powerful of all causes affecting those not disposed to malinger in consequence of deficient moral sense, was the influence of wives and relations. ..."

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