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ma·lin·ger

(mă-ling'gĕr),
To engage in malingering.

ma·lin·ger

(mă-ling'gĕr)
To pretend to be ill or disabled, or to feign slow recuperation from an illness or other disabling condition, to arouse sympathy, avoid work or other responsibilities, or continue to receive medical care, medical benefits, or other forms of attention or compensation.
[Fr. malingre, fr. mal-, bad, + Old. Fr. haingre, heingre, thin, haggard]

malinger

(ma-ling'er) [Fr. malingre, weak, sickly]
To feign illness, usually to arouse sympathy, to escape work, or to continue to receive compensation.
See: factitious disorder; Munchausen syndrome
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This approach not only lets malingerers know that they are not succeeding, but also grants the clinician useful breathing space in which to regain perspective and seek a more satisfactory approach to the client's requests.
Although the present results suggest that our simulated malingerers had difficulty inhibiting irrelevant information (likely because of an attentional resource allocation issue), various shortcomings and alternative interpretations of the data should be addressed.
Meanwhile, the rank and file were far more rarely diagnosed with shell shock, and instead seen as malingerers, indicating that their lower status prevented them from escaping from the trenches in the same ratio as their officers.
True Malingerers avoid treatment or psychological testing because of their fear of being found out.
It was sexist, portraying men as malingerers, but I am not going to call for the author to be prosecuted, as some would likely demand if it was a misogynistic tweet sent by a 20-year-old man.
THE reaction to Benefits Street shows how sensitive many people are to the idea of malingerers being subsidised by the taxpayer.
We'll provide the support if times are tough, but we won't tolerate idlers or malingerers.
Malingerers, those pretending to be sick, have been exploiting this for years, and this behaviour - so costly to industrial performance - has been worsening.
One of the less well known benefits of the infamous Voyager IT system is that it will allow managers to identify malingerers at the touch of a button.
There is always going to be stuff about malingerers and, provided it's being done sensitively, I'm not against the idea.
If the public perception is that ME is just a bit of tiredness and that its sufferers are a bunch of whingeing malingerers who need to get off their backsides and pull themselves together, they have a very wrong impression of this devastating, disabling illness that wrecks so many lives.