Definitions for "MALINGERING"
Presenting with symptoms which are incompatible with the severity of injury and in which there is clear evidence of the conscious attempt to deceive.
Faking a physical or psychological incapacity in order to avoid a responsibility or gain an end; the goal is readily recognized from the individual's circumstances. To be distinguished from conversion disorder, in which the incapacity is assumed to be beyond voluntary control.
Deliberate exaggeration of the symptoms of an illness or injury for gain. For example, pretending to be ill in order to escape duty or work.
Feigning a disability in order to collect insurance benefits, especially following a recovery from a covered disability.
The practice of feigning illness or inability to work in order to collect insurance benefits.