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Malingering   Listen

Evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated.  Synonym: skulking.

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"Malingering" Quotes from Famous Books

... heart-sick and foot-sore, the sight of those dogged British 'Tommies,' heavily accoutred as they were, still defying fever in the sweltering heat, and ever pressing on, was one which opened one's eyes and one's heart as well. There was no malingering there; each man went on until he dropped. It showed more than any fight could have done, more than any investment in a fort, or surprise in camp, what stern and sterling stuff our men are made of, notwithstanding ...
— The Story of Baden-Powell - 'The Wolf That Never Sleeps' • Harold Begbie

... countries report the same type of non-violent resistance. There are strikes of parents against sending their children to Nazi-controlled schools, strikes of ministers against conforming to Nazi decrees, demonstrations, malingering, and interference with internal administration. Such events may appear less important than military resistance, but they make the life of an occupying force uneasy ...
— Introduction to Non-Violence • Theodore Paullin

Words linked to "Malingering" :   evasion, dodging, escape, malinger

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