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English definition of “malinger”

malinger

verb [I]     /məˈlɪŋ.ɡər/ US  /-ɡɚ/ disapproving
to pretend to be ill in order to avoid having to work : And is he really ill or just malingering?Faking and pretendingAvoiding actionLaziness and lazy people malingerer     /r/ US  // noun [C] I'm sure she thinks I'm a malingerer.Laziness and lazy peopleAvoiding action
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