malingering

Feigning illness or disability to escape work, excite sympathy, or gain compensation. [Fr. malingre, poor, weakly]

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n.
pretending to be ill, usually in order to avoid work or gain attention. It may be a sign of mental disorder (see also Munchausen's syndrome).

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ma·lin·ger·ing (mə-lingґər-ing) the willful, deliberate, and fraudulent feigning or exaggeration of the symptoms of illness or injury, done for the purpose of a consciously desired end.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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