used to describe a person, thing or situation that is a scraggy tangled scabby mess. A situation, person or thing that is disheveled, grimy, abrassive, unfair, devoid of logic and lacking even a few redeaming features.
Did you see alan today ?- he was looking a bit scrowley wasn't he?
that kebab looks a bit scrowley
John can't make tomorrow night - his got to look after the kids - that's a bit scrowley