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  • n  someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

  • But by the end of the scene his bluster has revealed Osborne as a malingerer, a rummy and a jerk; his prickly panache is simply the spy's cover that everyone who works with him has .
  • On his record he was no malingerer.
  • Worst problem of all is distinguishing the malingerer from the psychopath.
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  • 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.
    Jan. 1, 2014 - The Buffalo News

  • David Moyes in Independent
    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...
  • Susan Reed in San Antonio Express
    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....
  • Kellen Winslow in San Diego Union Tribune
    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."

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