verb (used without object)
- malik, adam,
- malinovsky, rodion yakovlevich,
Origin of malinger
Examples from the Web for malingering
Now that I am free, I have Medicaid and doctors no longer assume I am malingering.
Their malingering bothered him less than their helpless inefficiency.Smoke Bellew|Jack London
In malingering we see the application of deceit and lying to a definite situation.
The North Star repeated the charge of malingering with exuberant brutality.Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume II (of 2)|Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson
Malingering in its various forms is by no means uncommon, and by many is regarded as a disease in itself.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
There was a time in the history of psychiatry when malingering was a frequent subject of discussion in psychiatric literature.
Word Origin for malinger
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).