Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1word1day,
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Tuesday word: Malinger

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

Malinger (verb)
ma·lin·ger [muh-ling-ger]


verb used without object
1. to pretend illness, especially in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc.

OTHER WORDS FROM MALINGER
ma·lin·ger·er, noun

WORDS RELATED TO MALINGER
dodge, shirk, fake, loaf, sham

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Origin: 1810–20; < French malingre sickly, ailing, equivalent to mal- mal- + Old French heingre haggard (perhaps < Gmc)

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MALINGER
"Sheep," who has been disposed to malinger, is the worst of the lot.
ADVENTURES IN ALASKA|SAMUEL HALL YOUNG

One, of course, can readily see with what facility an individual of the type under discussion could malinger mental symptoms.
STUDIES IN FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY|BERNARD GLUECK

It was quick work; but Bowles had a college education—he had been only six hours a cowboy when he learned to malinger on the job.
BAT WING BOWLES|DANE COOLIDGE

No man ever essayed to malinger or to shirk a duty to which he had been allotted by the doctor.
SIXTEEN MONTHS IN FOUR GERMAN PRISONS|HENRY CHARLES MAHONEY
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