- nounADJECTIVE▪ big, serious, terrible▪ complete, total▪ common, widespread▪ simple, slight▪ basic, fundamental, profound▪ genuine▪ possible▪ mutualVERB + MISUNDERSTANDING▪ cause, give rise to, lead to▪ avoid, prevent▪
I am anxious to avoid any possible misunderstanding.▪ clarify, clear up, correct▪ betray, reflect, reveal▪
His comments betrayed a complete misunderstanding of the situation.MISUNDERSTANDING + VERB▪ arise, occur, result▪
Somehow a misunderstanding arose.▪ be based on sth, stem from sthPREPOSITION▪ misunderstanding about▪
There was widespread misunderstanding about the aim of the project.▪ misunderstanding between▪
There must have been some misunderstanding between them.▪ misunderstanding by, misunderstanding on the part of▪
The oversimplification results in the possibility of misunderstanding by the reader.▪
I think there was some misunderstanding on his part.▪ misunderstanding over▪
a slight misunderstanding over the terms of the contractPHRASES▪ a possibility of misunderstanding, a risk of misunderstanding▪ room for misunderstanding, scope for misunderstanding▪
Leave no scope for misunderstandings of any type.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.