Associations to the word «Despise»
DESPISE, verb. To regard with contempt or scorn.
DESPISE, verb. To disregard or ignore.
DESPISE, verb. Look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately".
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.