malingerer malingerer

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. On his record he was no malingerer.
  2. Worst problem of all is distinguishing the malingerer from the psychopath.
  3. The popular image of the typical dole recipient as a hale male malingerer is more than 99% myth by Government arithmetic.

News

  • Bills’ Byrd says critics ‘wanted me to fail’

    Jairus Byrd noticed the venom being spat at him. People emotionally invested in the Buffalo Bills didn’t like how he handled his contract dispute. Many thought he was greedy and then, when foot injuries kept him off the field for five weeks, a malingerer.
    on January 1, 2014     Source: The Buffalo News

Quotes

  1. "That is what has impressed me," Moyes said. "I don't see him as a malingerer or somebody that isn't looking to play. I see somebody who wants to play. I think he wanted to get rid of the injury-prone tag, and he will probably say he is...
    on Mar 1, 2009 By: David Moyes Source: Independent

  2. When asked if she ever doubted that Neal would eventually receive the death penalty given to him in his absence by the jury on April 6, Reed said, "I never did. I think he was a malingerer. I think he was manipulative. I think he played the system....
    on May 1, 2006 By: Susan Reed Source: San Antonio Express

  3. "I don't take kindly to being called a malingerer," Winslow said, "whether it was yesterday, whether it was this morning, or whether it was 20 years ago. And I don't like being suspended."
    on Jan 13, 2007 By: Kellen Winslow Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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