Exaggerate or feign illness in order to escape duty or work.
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- Earlier this year a poll found that 40% of small businesses thought employees were malingering when they took sick leave.
- There's a fine line between what's classed as malingering and what is accepted as genuine illness.
- Another woman, with early symptoms of Bubonic plague, was told she was malingering.
pretend to be ill, feign (an) illness, fake (an) illness;
informal goof off