To feign illness or other incapacity in order to avoid duty or work.(verb-intransitive)
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Use "malinger" in a sentence
""malinger" with such intensity of purpose, that I feared lest he would kill himself to spite us."
"But, within limits, they may loaf and malinger, and, as scabs, are exceeded by the machine, which never loafs or malingers, and which is the ideally perfect scab."
"To shirk or malinger on the man who paid me my wages was a sin, first, against myself, and second, against him."