It was rather upsetting to find that he very much didn’t greatly enjoy my famous pudding.
What is wrong with that sentence? What if I wrote it this way:
I was upset to find that he didn’t like my pudding.
Can you see it now?
“Rather, very, little, pretty- these are the leeches that infest the pond of prose, sucking the blood of words…”(Strunk & White)
The thing about qualifiers is that we all use them. We almost can’t avoid the little bastards. They suck the meaning out of sentences and leave them empty husks. Avoid them when you can- you know where they are.