malingerer

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He told me that I was a malingerer and that I should not see the doctor.

But when it came to facing the physical hardships of the North he was a malingerer.

Anybody who was not a malingerer was voted a fool, an altruist.

As it was not in Peter to be a malingerer he was left in peace, while we picked apples.

Thoroughly squelched, the malingerer flushed, mumbled an apology and held out his hand.

One night there was a heavy snowfall, and in the morning Pike, the malingerer, did not appear.

So in the same way hospital doctors will soon find out the malingerer.

WORD ORIGIN

1820, from French malingrer "to suffer," perhaps also "pretend to be ill," from malingre "ailing, sickly" (13c.), of uncertain origin, possibly a blend of mingre "sickly, miserable" and malade "ill." Mingre is itself a blend of maigre "meager" + haingre "sick, haggard," possibly from Germanic (cf. Middle High German hager "thin"). The sense evolution may be through notion of beggars with sham sores. Related: Malingered; malingering; malingerer (1785).

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coward

nounperson who is scared, easily intimidated
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