malingerer

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malinger +‎ -er

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malingerer (plural malingerers)

  1. A person who malingers.
    Synonyms: goldbrick (dated), one of his majesty's bad bargains (obsolete), pseudopatient (dated)
    • 2009, Mark Fisher, chapter 5, in Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?, Zero Books, →ISBN, page 37:
      It is telling, in this context of rising rates of mental illness, that New Labour committed itself, early in its third term in government, to removing people from Incapacity Benefit, implying that many, if not most, claimants are malingerers.

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