malingerer definition

  • noun:
    • an individual who malingers.
    • in military, a soldier whom feigns himself unwell, or which induces or protracts an illness, to avoid doing their duty; therefore, generally, person who shirks their task by pretending infection or failure.
    • one that shams disease, specifically for the purpose of shirking work or avoiding responsibility.
    • some one shirking their task by feigning disease or incapacity

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