Now that I am free, I have Medicaid and doctors no longer assume I am malingering.
The sneer of malingering is easily raised, but it is doubtful whether real malingering has much to do with it.
There is no excuse for malingering or cowardice during battle.
We want to talk less about malingering and more about insanitary conditions, which is the real cause of excessive claims.
A man can rise from grade to grade, or sink if "malingering."
Their malingering bothered him less than their helpless inefficiency.
There were some who could not be persuaded to stay if they could see any chance of deserting or malingering.
Some were half inclined to suspect that he was, to use a military phrase, malingering.
The North Star repeated the charge of malingering with exuberant brutality.
It was the first and last time I ever made an attempt at malingering.
1820, from French malingrer "to suffer," perhaps also "pretend to be ill," from malingre "ailing, sickly" (13c.), of uncertain origin, possibly a blend of mingre "sickly, miserable" and malade "ill." Mingre is itself a blend of maigre "meager" + haingre "sick, haggard," possibly from Germanic (cf. Middle High German hager "thin"). The sense evolution may be through notion of beggars with sham sores. Related: Malingered; malingering; malingerer (1785).
malinger ma·lin·ger (mə-lĭng'gər)
v. ma·lin·gered, ma·lin·ger·ing, ma·lin·gers
To feign illness or other incapacity in order to avoid duty or work.