Using adverbs in a sentence is a generally bad idea.
Can we agree on that?
As I have already pointed to, using adverbs is unnecessary.
Try an example: “John simply wept despondently.”
What a bunch of garbage that sentence is.
But how about: “John wept.”
Here Steven King compares adverbs to weeds. And I kind of like that comparison.
Because once you let a few stay, well, they tend to multiply.
And the more adverbs there are, the less clear your writing will be.
Someone out there is now accusing me of being tiresome and anal-retentive. I deny it. I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops. To put it another way, they’re like dandelions. If you have one on your lawn, it looks pretty and unique. If you fail to root it out, however, you find five the next day . . . . fifty the day after that . . . . and then, my brothers and sisters, your lawn is
totally, completely, and profligately covered with dandelions. By then you see them for the weeds they really are,but by then it’s—GASP!!—too late.
-Stephen King, On Writing