Historically, the word had negative connotations:…for Distinction Sake, a Deceiving by Words, is commonly called a Lye, and a Deceiving by Actions, Gestures, or Behavior, is called Simulation… —Robert South, South, 1697, p.525
However, the connection between simulation and dissembling later faded out and is now only of linguistic interest.
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