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Exactly, it's one of those Czech words that always make me knit my brows, think twice, double check everything, take a deep breath, focus... and then I just have to go against my best judgement and natural instinct, so I can't help but giggle ;)
I was expecting that špatná = szpetna = extremaly ugly, or like you said, hideous.
Both the similarities AND the differences between Czech and Polish are fascinating!
Maybe in a Slovak dialect. It means "bad" in standard Slovak, just like in Czech.
It can also, marginally, mean "dirty" or "plain" in Slovak (not in Czech).
And another marginal meaning in Czech is "in a bad shape - either physically or mentally", as in "Byla z toho celá špatná."